|USS Perkins (DD-26)|
USS Perkins (DD-26)
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Perkins (DD-26)|
|Namesake:||George H. Perkins|
|Laid down:||22 March 1909|
|Launched:||9 April 1910|
|Commissioned:||18 November 1910|
|Decommissioned:||5 December 1919|
|Struck:||8 March 1935|
|Fate:||Sold 28 June 1935|
|Length:||293 ft 10 in (89.56 m)|
|Beam:||26 ft (7.9 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Speed:||30 kn (35 mph; 56 km/h)|
|Complement:||110 officers and crew|
|Armament:||5 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 cal guns, 6 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes|
Perkins was laid down on 22 March 1909 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, christened by Commodore Perkins' daughter Isabel Weld Perkins and launched from the Fore River on 9 April 1910. The "Perkins" was commissioned on 18 November 1910, Lieutenant Commander Joel R. P. Pringle in command.
Pre-World War IEdit
After almost seven years of peacetime service with active and reserve destroyer squadrons, Perkins recommissioned on 3 April 1917, Lieutenant Frank M. Knox in command. Assigned to the second division of United States destroyer forces in Europe, a division which included Paulding, Wilkes, and Ammen, she operated out of Queenstown, Ireland, from June into November 1917. During this duty, she rescued survivors of Tarquah on 7 August, and escorted Bohemia from Saint Nazaire to Ireland and New York from Queenstown to Liverpool. In November 1917 she departed Ireland for New York, New York.
During the winter of 1917–1918, she underwent overhaul at Charleston, South Carolina. From March to December 1918 she operated out of Gravesend Bay, New York, on anti-submarine patrol and escort duty. She sighted German submarine U-151 off New Jersey on 2 June 1918. On convoy duty, she escorted various ships, including President Grant and President Washington, between Halifax, Nova Scotia and New York.
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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