USS Farragut (DD-300)

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USS Farragut (DD-300)
USS Farragut (DD-300)
Career (U.S.)
Namesake: David Farragut
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco
Laid down: 4 July 1918
Launched: 21 November 1918
Commissioned: 4 June 1920
Decommissioned: 1 April 1930
Struck: 22 July 1930
Fate: Scrapped, 1931
General characteristics
Class & type: Clemson-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,100 tons
Length: 314 ft 5 in (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)
Draft: 9 ft 3 in (2.82 m)
Propulsion: 26,500 shp (20 MW);
geared turbines,
twin propellers
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km)
  @ 15 kt
Complement: 95 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4 in (102 mm)
1 × 3 in (76 mm) aa
12 × 21 in (533 mm) tt

The second USS Farragut (DD-300) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral David Farragut.

History[edit]

Farragut was laid down by the Union Iron Works Plant of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in San Francisco, California on 4 July 1918, launched on 21 November 1918 by Mrs. Templin Potts and commissioned on 4 June 1920.

Farragut arrived at San Diego, California 3 July 1920, and was at once placed in reserve until 31 March 1922. Then she took up a regular training schedule along the west coast, from the Panama Canal Zone to Oregon. On 27 July 1923, at Seattle, Washington, she took part in a review taken by President Warren G. Harding, on his way home from a visit to Alaska. Returning to San Diego, she, with eight other ships, grounded on a foggy night on Honda Point, 8 September, in the Honda Point Disaster. Farragut and one other ship were able to get clear with only minor damage, while the others remained stranded on the rocky shore.

In both 1924 and 1927, Farragut sailed into the Caribbean for fleet concentrations for maneuvers, in 1927 continuing north to visit New York, Newport, Rhode Island, and Norfolk, Virginia. Her first visit to the Hawaiian Islands was in the summer of 1925, during which she acted as station ship during the flight of seaplanes from the west coast to Hawaii. Again in the spring of 1928 Farragut exercised in the Hawaiians.

USS Farragut was decommissioned at San Diego on 1 April 1930, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 22 July 1930 and sold for scrap, 31 October 1930 in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.

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