USS Murray (DD-97)

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USS Murray (DD-97)
Career (US)
Namesake: Alexander Murray
Builder: Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts
Laid down: 22 December 1917
Launched: 8 June 1918
Commissioned: 21 August 1918
Decommissioned: 1 July 1922
Reclassified: 17 July 1920
Struck: 7 January 1936
Fate: Sold for scrap, 29 September 1936
General characteristics
Class & type: Wickes class destroyer
Displacement: 1,191 tons
Length: 314 ft 5 in (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 ft 9 in (9.68 m)
Draft: 9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 113 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 x 4" (102 mm), 2 x 1-pdr., 12 x 21" (533 mm) tt.

The second USS Murray (DD-97) was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I. She was named for Commodore Alexander Murray and Commodore Murray's grandson, Alexander Murray.[which?]

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Murray was laid down 22 December 1917 by Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts; launched 8 June 1918; sponsored by Miss Alice S. Guthrie; and commissioned at Boston 21 August 1918, Lieutenant Commander R. G. Walling in command.

During her 4 years of operations along the East Coast and in the Caribbean with the Atlantic Fleet, Murray aided in postwar development of antisubmarine and mine warfare techniques. She was reclassified to a light minelayer (DM-2) 17 July 1920, and received alterations necessary to her new role. She decommissioned at Philadelphia 1 July 1922, and lay there in reserve until stricken from the Navy list 7 January 1936. She was sold for scrapping 29 September 1936 to Schiavone-Bonomo Corporation, New York City.

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