USS McCall (DD-28)

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USS McCall (DD-28) underway at sea, circa in 1911 (ggbain.08958).jpg
United States
NamesakeCaptain Edward McCall awarded Congressional Gold Medal
BuilderNew York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey
Laid down9 June 1909
Launched4 June 1910
Sponsored byMiss Jessie Willits
Commissioned23 January 1911
Decommissioned12 December 1919
Stricken28 June 1934
FateTransferred to United States Coast Guard
United States
Acquired7 June 1924[2]
Commissioned17 June 1925[2]
Decommissioned20 December 1929[2]
IdentificationHull symbol:CG-14
FateReturned to United States Navy, 18 October 1930[2] and scrapped in 1934
General characteristics [3]
Class and type Paulding-class destroyer
  • 742 long tons (754 t) normal
  • 887 long tons (901 t) full load
Length293 ft 10 in (89.56 m)
Beam27 ft (8.2 m)
Draft8 ft 4 in (2.54 m) (mean)[5]
Installed power12,000 ihp (8,900 kW)
  • 29.5 kn (33.9 mph; 54.6 km/h)
  • 30.66 kn (35.28 mph; 56.78 km/h) (Speed on Trial)[5]
Complement4 officers 78 enlisted[4]

USS McCall (DD-28) was a Paulding-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I and later in the United States Coast Guard, designated CG-14. She was the first ship named for Edward McCall.

McCall was laid down on 8 June 1909 by the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey, launched on 4 June 1910, sponsored by Miss Jessie Willits, and commissioned on 23 January 1911.

United States Navy[edit]

Attached to the Torpedo Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet, McCall operated along the Atlantic coast, primarily out of Newport, Rhode Island and the Chesapeake Bay area. Each winter found her with the fleet in Cuban waters for maneuvers.

In 1916, McCall made Neutrality Patrols off New York and along the New England coast. On 14 June 1917, following overhaul at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she steamed to New York to escort a troop convoy to Europe. The destroyer continued escort duties in the western Atlantic until January 1918, when she sailed for Queenstown, Ireland. Arriving there on 22 February, she provided escort and rescue services until 16 December.

Upon return to the United States in January 1919, she resumed east coast operations until decommissioning at Philadelphia on 12 December 1919 and placed in the reserve fleet.

United States Coast Guard[edit]

McCall was transferred to the United States Coast Guard on 7 June 1924 and commissioned into service 17 June 1925 after a lengthy overhaul. Stationed at New London, Connecticut, she was part of the Rum Patrol. The Coast Guard decommissioned her 12 August 1930.[6] She was returned to the Navy on 18 October 1930, and was scrapped and sold on 2 May 1934, in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.


  1. ^ "Table 21 - Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 762. 1921.
  2. ^ a b c d Record of Movements Vessels of the United States Coast Guard 1790 -December 31, 1933 (PDF). Washington: TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 1989. p. 454.
  3. ^ "USS McCall (DD-28)". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Table 16 - Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 749. 1921.
  5. ^ a b "Table 10 - Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 714. 1921.
  6. ^ Canney, pp 91-92
  • Canney, Donald L. (1995). U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790–1935. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland. ISBN 978-1-55750-101-1.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.