Skip to main content
Related Content
Document Type
  • Themed Collection
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials
  • NHHC

USS Farquhar (DD-304)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Farquhar (DD-304)

The unnamed Destroyer No. 304 was laid down on 13 August 1918 at San Francisco, Calif., by Union Iron Works; named Farquhar (Destroyer No. 304) on 20 December 1918 in General Order No. 442; launched on 18 January 1919; sponsored by Mrs. James [Laura] Reed, wife of Cmdr. James Reed, Construction Corps; and commissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Calif., on 5 August 1920, Lt. Cmdr. Robert A. Hall in command.

From her home port, San Diego, where she first arrived 26 August 1920, USS Farquhar (DD-304) operated with the Pacific Fleet in training, maneuvers, and war problems along the west coast from the coast of Washington State to the Canal Zone. In August 1921, she rescued 42 passengers of SS San Jose, stranded off the coast of Mexico. In 1924 and 1927, USS Farquhar (DD-304) joined in fleet concentrations in the Caribbean, and during the second cruise, sailed north to visit New York, Newport, and Norfolk, before returning to San Diego.

USS Farquhar (DD-304) sailed to Hawaii on maneuvers in April 1925, and joined a large force for a cruise to Samoa, Australia, and New Zealand, returning to the west coast in September. April through June 1928 again found her in the Hawaiian Islands for exercises of the complete Battle Fleet. She carried reservists for training in July 1929, and the next month began inactivation at San Diego. USS Farquhar (DD-304) was decommissioned 20 February 1930, and after temporary service as a barracks ship for submariners, was scrapped in accordance with the London Treaty limiting naval armaments. The scrapped materials were sold 23 April 1932.

For a complete history of USS Farquhar (DD-304) please see its DANFS page.