USS Murray (DD-97)
|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|
|Class & type:||Wickes class destroyer|
|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?]
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.