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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Rizal (Destroyer # 174, DD-174; later DM-14), 1919-1931

USS Rizal, a 1060-ton Wickes class destroyer donated to the United States by the Philippine legislature, was built at San Francisco, California. Commissioned in May 1919, her initial operations were off the U.S. west coast. In 1920, she was converted to a fast minelayer, redesignated DM-14 and transferred to the Asiatic Fleet.

Rizal, the majority of whose crew were Filipinos, thereafter served in the Far East, visiting ports in Japan, China, the Philippines and Guam during the 1920s. In late 1930, she returned to California. Rizal decommissioned in August 1931 and was subsequently scrapped.

Rizal was named in honor of the martyred Philippine patriot Jose Rizal (1861-1896).

This page features views of USS Rizal.

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Photo #: NH 71570

USS Rizal (DD-174)


Photographed in 1919-20, prior to conversion to a minelayer.

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 71569

USS Rizal (DD-174)


Photographed in 1919-20, prior to conversion to a minelayer.

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 90KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 71946

USS Rizal (DM-14)


Photographed following conversion to a minelayer, circa 1921-30.

Courtesy of Mr. W.G. Kelly, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 51KB; 740 x 495 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 64573

USS Rizal (DM-14)


In the harbor of Chefoo, China, 9 September 1928.

Collection of Franklin Moran.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 64572

USS Rizal (DM-14)


Underway in the harbor of Chefoo, China, 9 September 1928.

Collection of Franklin Moran.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 81KB; 740 x 605 pixels

 

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1 December 1998