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USS Craven (DD-70)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Craven (DD-70)

USS Craven (DD-70) was launched 29 June 1918 by Norfolk Navy Yard; sponsored by Mrs. F. Learned, daughter of Commander Craven; and commissioned 19 October 1918, Lieutenant Commander M. B. McComb in command.

USS Craven (DD-70)  cruised on the east coast and in the Caribbean in training, maneuvers, and torpedo practice, until 3 May 1919 when she sailed from New York for Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland. Here USS Craven (DD-70)  served on a weather station and observed the flight of Navy seaplanes in the historic first aerial crossing of the Atlantic. Still in reduced commission, USS Craven (DD-70)  arrived at Charleston, S.C., 10 February 1921. On 12 November 1939 she was renamed USS Conway (DD-70).

For a complete history of USS Craven (DD-70) please see its DANFS page.