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Photo # NH 95201:  USS Ward dressed with flags, circa 1918-1919

Online Library of Selected Images:
U.S. NAVY SHIPS -- Listed by Hull Number

DD -- Destroyers.
Includes DD, DDE, DDK, DDR, AGDD and EDD; and some DDG
Does not include most DDG; and all DE, DL, DM and DMS.

Until July 1920, U.S. Navy Destroyers did not officially have "DD" series hull numbers. They were, however, referred to by "Destroyer Number", with that number corresponding to the "DD" number formally assigned in July 1920, or which would have been assigned if the ship had still been on the Navy list. For convenience, all of these ships are listed below under the appropriate numbers in the "DD" series.

Beginning in the later 1940s, destroyers converted for certain specialized functions were given modified designations, including DDE (anti-submarine destroyer, or escort destroyer), DDK (anti-submarine hunter-killer destroyer), DDR (radar picket destroyer) and AGDD (expermental destroyer). All of these expanded designations were numbered in the original DD series.

Before, during and after World War II, other ships were given designations that were based on specialized functions within the destroyer ("D-") type, but were numbered separately from the DD series and will be treated on other Online Library pages. These included DE (escort ship); DDG (guided missile destroyer); DL (frigate); DM (light minelayer) and DMS (high-speed minesweeper).

This page, and those linked from it, provide the hull numbers of all U.S. Navy destroyers numbered in the DD series, with links to those ships with photos available in the Online Library.

This page covers destroyer hull numbers from DD-1 through DD-199. For coverage of higher "DD" series numbers, see:

  • DD -- Destroyers, numbered from DD 200 through DD-399;
  • DD -- Destroyers, numbered from DD 400 through DD-599;
  • DD -- Destroyers, numbered from DD 600 through DD-799; and
  • DD -- Destroyers, numbered from DD 800 through DD-997.


    See the list below to locate photographs of individual destroyers.

    Note: Ships marked "***" had three smokestacks. All others listed on this page had four.

    If the destroyer you want does not have an active link on this page, contact the Photographic Section concerning other research options.


    Left Column --
    Destroyers numbered
    DD-1 through DD-109:

    Right Column --
    Destroyers numbered
    DD-110 through DD-199:

    • DD-110: Hart (1919-1932),
      later DM-8
    • DD-111: Ingraham (1919-1937),
      later DM-9
    • DD-112: Ludlow (1918-1931),
      later DM-10

    • DD-113: Rathburne (1918-1946),
      later APD-25 & DD-113
    • DD-114: Talbot (1918-1946),
      later APD-7 & DD-114
    • DD-115: Waters (1918-1946),
      later APD-8 & DD-115
    • DD-116: Dent (1918-1946),
      later APD-9
    • DD-117: Dorsey (1918-1945),
      later DMS-1
    • DD-118: Lea (1918-1945)

    • DD-119: Lamberton (1918-1947),
      later AG-21, DMS-2 & AG-21
    • DD-120: Radford (1918-1936),
      later AG-22 & DD-120
    • DD-121: Montgomery (1918-1946),
      later DM-17
    • DD-122: Breese (1918-1946),
      later DM-18
    • DD-123: Gamble (1918-1945),
      later DM-15
    • DD-124: Ramsey (1919-1946),
      later DM-16 & AG-98

    • DD-125: Tattnall (1919-1946),
      later APD-19
    • DD-126: Badger (1919-1945)
    • DD-127: Twiggs (1919-1940)
    • DD-128: Babbitt (1919-1946),
      later AG-102
    • DD-129: De Long (1919-1922)
    • DD-130: Jacob Jones (1919-1942)

    • DD-131: Buchanan (1919-1940)
    • DD-132: Aaron Ward (1919-1940)
    • DD-133: Hale (1919-1940)
    • DD-134: Crowninshield (1919-1940)
    • DD-135: Tillman (1921-1940)
    • DD-136: Boggs (1918-1946),
      later IX-36, AG-19, DMS-3 & AG-19
    • DD-137: Kilty (1918-1946),
      later IX-37, AG-20, DD-137, APD-15 & DD-137
    • DD-138: Kennison (1919-1946),
      later AG-83
    • DD-139: Ward (1918-1944),
      later APD-16

    • DD-140: Claxton (1919-1940)
    • DD-141: Hamilton (1919-1946),
      later DMS-18 & AG-111
    • DD-142: Tarbell (1918-1945)
    • DD-143: Yarnall (1918-1940)
    • DD-144: Upshur (1918-1947),
      later AG-103
    • DD-145: Greer (1918-1945)
    • DD-146: Elliot (1919-1946),
      later DMS-4 & AG-104
    • DD-147: Roper (1919-1946),
      later APD-20
    • DD-148: Breckinridge (1919-1946),
      later AG-112
    • DD-149: Barney (1919-1946),
      later AG-113

    • DD-150: Blakeley (1919-1945)
    • DD-151: Biddle (1919-1946),
      later AG-114
    • DD-152: Du Pont (1919-1947),
      later AG-80
    • DD-153: Bernadou (1919-1945)
    • DD-154: Ellis (1919-1947),
      later AG-115
    • DD-155: Cole (1919-1947),
      later AG-116
    • DD-156: J. Fred Talbott (1919-1946),
      later AG-81

    • DD-157: Dickerson (1919-1945),
      later APD-21
    • DD-158: Leary (1919-1943)
    • DD-159: Schenck (1919-1946),
      later AG-82
    • DD-160: Herbert (1919-1946),
      later APD-22

    • DD-161: Palmer (1918-1945),
      later DMS-5
    • DD-162: Thatcher (1919-1940)
    • DD-163: Walker (1919-1941),
      later renamed YW-57 & DCH-1 (IX-44)
    • DD-164: Crosby (1919-1946),
      later APD-17
    • DD-165: Meredith (1919-1936)
    • DD-166: Bush (1919-1936)
    • DD-167: Cowell (1919-1940)
    • DD-168: Maddox (1919-1940)
    • DD-169: Foote (1919-1940)

    • DD-170: Kalk (1919-1940),
      name changed from Rodgers soon after launching, Dec. 1918
    • DD-171: Burns (1919-1932),
      later DM-11
    • DD-172: Anthony (1919-1937),
      later DM-12
    • DD-173: Sproston (1919-1937),
      later DM-13
    • DD-174: Rizal (1919-1932),
      later DM-14
    • DD-175: MacKenzie (1919-1940)
    • DD-176: Renshaw (1919-1936)
    • DD-177: O'Bannon (1919-1936)
    • DD-178: Hogan (1919-1945),
      later DMS-6 & AG-105
    • DD-179: Howard (1920-1946),
      later DMS-7 & AG-106
    • DD-180: Stansbury (1920-1946),
      later DMS-8 & AG-107

    • DD-181: Hopewell (1919-1940)
    • DD-182: Thomas (1919-1940)
    • DD-183: Haraden (1919-1940)
    • DD-184: Abbot (1919-1940)
    • DD-185: Bagley (1919-1944),
      renamed DD-185 in 1935, and Doran in 1939

    • DD-186: Clemson (1919-1946),
      later AVP-17, AVD-4, DD-186, APD-31 & DD-186
    • DD-187: Dahlgren (1920-1946),
      later AG-91
    • DD-188: Goldsborough (1920-1946),
      later AVP-18, AVD-5, DD-188, APD-32 & DD-188
    • DD-189: Semmes (1920-1946),
      later AG-24

    • DD-190: Satterlee (1919-1940)
    • DD-191: Mason (1920-1940)
    • DD-192: Graham (1920-1922)
    • DD-193: Abel P. Upshur (1920-1940)
    • DD-194: Hunt (1920-1940)
    • DD-195: Welborn C. Wood (1921-1940)
    • DD-196: George E. Badger (1920-1946), later AVP-16, AVD-3, DD-196, APD-33 & DD-196
    • DD-197: Branch (1920-1940)
    • DD-198: Herndon (1920-1940)
    • DD-199: Dallas (1920-1945),
      Renamed Alexander Dallas, 1945

    This page covers destroyer hull numbers from DD-1 through DD-199. For coverage of higher "DD" series numbers, see:

  • DD -- Destroyers, numbered from DD 200 through DD-399;
  • DD -- Destroyers, numbered from DD 400 through DD-599;
  • DD -- Destroyers, numbered from DD 600 through DD-799; and
  • DD -- Destroyers, numbered from DD 800 through DD-997.


    To the best of our knowledge, the pictures provided in the "Online Library of Selected Images" are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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    New ships added 28 February 2007