USS Flusser (DD-289)
|Namesake:||Charles W. Flusser|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Squantum Victory Yard|
|Laid down:||21 July 1919|
|Launched:||7 November 1919|
|Commissioned:||25 February 1920|
|Decommissioned:||1 May 1930|
|Struck:||October 22, 1930|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping, January 17, 1931|
|Class & type:||Clemson-class destroyer|
|Length:||314 feet 5 inches (95.83 m)|
|Beam:||31 feet 8 inches (9.65 m)|
|Draft:||9 feet 4 inches (2.84 m)|
|Propulsion:||26,500 shp (20 MW);
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h)|
|Range:||4,900 nmi (9,100 km)
@ 15 kt
|Complement:||120 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||4 × 4" (102 mm), 4 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes|
Flusser was launched 7 November 1919 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Squantum, Massachusetts; sponsored by Mrs. Maude F. Williams; and commissioned 25 February 1920, Commander R. S. Galloway in command.
Flusser's first active service was patrol duty in Mexican waters between 9 May 1920 and 17 June, based at Key West. She carried out a comprehensive training schedule along the east coast and in the Caribbean until 18 June 1924 when she sailed from Newport, Rhode Island for a tour of duty with U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, calling at ports in 15 countries before returning to New York 16 July 1925.
Returning to east coast and Caribbean operations, Flusser aided in the development of destroyer tactics and carried reservists on training cruises until decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 May 1930. She was scrapped 22 October 1930 in accordance with the terms of the London Treaty limiting naval armaments.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.