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Photo # NH 99740:  USS Mayrant at anchor, 1911

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USS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31, later DD-31), 1911-1935.

USS Mayrant, a 742-ton Paulding class destroyer, was built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Commissioned in July 1911, she took part in peacetime operations off the U.S. East Coast, in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Caribbean during the next four years. Mayrant was decommissioned in May 1915 and laid up, initially at the New York Navy Yard and later at Philadelphia. Recommissioned early in January 1918, she was employed on escort service during the remainder of World War I. During the first half of 1919, with peace restored, Mayrant participated in fleet maneuvers and cruised off the middle Atlantic coast. She was again decommissioned and laid up at Philadelphia in December 1919. In mid-1920, early in a long residence in "Red Lead Row", she was formally designated DD-31. USS Mayrant had no further active service. She was stricken from the list of Naval vessels in March 1935 and sold for scrapping in late June of that year.

USS Mayrant was named in honor of Lieutenant John Mayrant (1762-1836), who served in the South Carolina and Continental Navies during the American Revolution.

This page features all the views we have concerning USS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31, later DD-31).


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Photo #: NH 46438

USS Mayrant
(Destroyer # 31)

Fitting out at the Cramp shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 July 1911.
At right is the stern of USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36), which was also fitting out.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 59KB; 740 x 545 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99740

USS Mayrant
(Destroyer # 31)

At anchor, 1911.
Fine screen halftone reproduction of a photograph taken by N.L. Stebbins, of Boston, Massachusetts.
Copied from "The New Navy of the United States", by N.L. Stebbins, (New York, 1912).

Donation of David Shadell, 1987.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 64KB; 740 x 500 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99741-A

USS Mayrant
(Destroyer # 31)

In a harbor with other Atlantic Fleet ships, 1919.
A collier and another destroyer are visible in the distance.
This image is cropped from Photo # NH 99741.

Courtesy of Jim Kazalis, 1981.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 66KB; 740 x 510 pixels

 
Photo #: 19-N-24-26-1

USS Warrington
(Destroyer # 30), left,
and
USS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31)

Fitting out at the William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Company shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 July 1910.
Note anchor davits fitted at the ships' bows.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 590 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 19-N-24-27-1

USS Mayrant
(Destroyer # 31), left,
and
USS Warrington (Destroyer # 30)

Fitting out at the William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Company shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 July 1910.
Note the exposed rudder yoke on Mayrant's stern, propeller guards, steering wheels just forward of the after gun mounts, and names afixed to the ships' sterns.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 585 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 19-N-24-27-2

USS Warrington
(Destroyer # 30), left,
and
USS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31)

Fitting out at the William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Company shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 October 1910.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 93KB; 740 x 635 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 99745

USS Mayrant
(Destroyer # 31)

Fitting out at the Cramp shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 January 1911.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 575 pixels

 


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