Photo #: NH 43609 (complete caption)
New York Shipbuilding Corporation Shipyard, Camden, New Jersey
Eleven destroyers fitting out in the Wet Basin between Piers 3 and 4. Photo is dated 28 September 1920.
Ships present are identified as (from left to right):
Childs (DD-241), commissioned 22 Oct. 1920;
Reuben James (DD-245), commissioned 24 Sept. 1920;
McFarland (DD-237), commissioned 30 Sept. 1920;
Sturtevant (DD-240), commissioned 21 Sept. 1920;
Williamson (DD-244), commissioned 29 Oct. 1920;
Sands (DD-243), commissioned 10 Nov. 1920;
Lawrence (DD-250), commissioned 18 April 1921;
Hopkins (DD-249), commissioned 21 March 1921;
Bainbridge (DD-246), commissioned 9 Feb. 1921;
Goff (DD-247), commissioned 19 Jan. 1921; and
Barry (DD-248), commissioned 28 Dec. 1920.
Builder's hull numbers are painted on some of these ships. To determine these numbers, subtract 11 from the U.S. Navy hull numbers provided above.
Note: The above photo date, and/or some of the ship identifications, may be incorrect. USS Barry was not launched until 28 October 1920, while Reuben James and Sturtevant were already in commission on 28 September 1920.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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5 September 2002