USS Perkins (DD-26)
USS Perkins (DD-26) underway in 1912.
|Namesake:||Commodore George H. Perkins|
|Builder:||Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||22 March 1909|
|Launched:||9 April 1910|
|Sponsored by:||Isabel Weld Perkins daughter of Commodore Perkins|
|Commissioned:||18 November 1910|
|Decommissioned:||5 December 1919|
|Stricken:||8 March 1935|
|Fate:||sold 28 June 1935|
|Status:||scrapped in 1935 in accordance with the terms of the London Treaty for the Limitation and Reduction of Naval Armaments|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Paulding-class destroyer|
|Length:||293 ft 10 in (89.56 m)|
|Beam:||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft 4 in (2.54 m) (mean)|
|Installed power:||12,000 ihp (8,900 kW)|
|Complement:||4 officers 87 enlisted|
Perkins was laid down on 22 March 1909 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, christened by Commodore Perkins' daughter Isabel Weld Perkins and launched from the Fore River on 9 April 1910. Perkins was commissioned on 18 November 1910, Lieutenant Commander Joel R. P. Pringle in command.
After almost seven years of peacetime service with active and reserve destroyer squadrons, Perkins recommissioned on 3 April 1917 with Lt. Cmdr. Forney Moore Knox in command. Assigned to the second division of United States destroyer forces in Europe, a division which included Paulding, Wilkes, and Ammen, she operated out of Queenstown, Ireland, from June into November 1917.
During this duty, she rescued survivors of Tarquah on 7 August, and escorted Bohemia from Saint Nazaire to Ireland and New York from Queenstown to Liverpool. In November 1917 she departed Ireland for New York, New York.
During the winter of 1917–1918, she underwent overhaul at Charleston, South Carolina. From March to December 1918 she operated out of Gravesend Bay, New York, on anti-submarine patrol and escort duty. She sighted German submarine U-151 off New Jersey on 2 June 1918. On convoy duty, she escorted various ships, including President Grant and President Washington, between Halifax, Nova Scotia and New York.
- "Table 21 - Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 762. 1921.
- "USS Perkins (DD-26)". Navsource.org. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
- "Table 10 - Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 714. 1921.
- "Table 16 - Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 749. 1921.
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