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USS Elliot (DD-146)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Elliot (DD-146)

USS Elliot (DD-146) was launched 4 July 1918 by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa.; sponsored by Mrs. R. M. Elliot, widow of Lieutenant Commander Elliot; and commissioned 25 January 1919, Lieutenant Commander E. L. Gunther in command.

After training in the Caribbean, USS Elliot (DD-146) sailed from New York 28 April 1919 to the Azores; Gibraltar; Malta; and Spalato, returning to Philadelphia 4 June. USS Elliot (DD-146) maneuvered offshore with the fleet until 25 March 1920 when she departed for the Far East. USS Elliot (DD-146) went home to San Francisco the fall of 1921. In October she arrived at San Diego to lie in reserve until decommissioned 22 May 1922.

Recommissioned 8 February 1930 USS Elliot (DD-146) ranged the west coast with Destroyer Division 11 as plane guard in battle practice and major fleet problems. In the spring of 1934, she sailed for the east coast and a two-ocean fleet problem. USS Elliot (DD-146) was assigned new duty in 1935 when she became high-speed towing vessel for fleet targets. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941, she was returning to her base with TF 3 from Johnston Island, and at once began antisubmarine patrol duties there. USS Elliot (DD-146) continued to patrol in Hawaii until 11 July 1942 when she sailed for the Aleutians.

Reporting to Operational Training Command at San Francisco in June, USS Elliot (DD-146) served at San Diego, towing targets and as training ship until 13 August 1944. Sailing to Pearl Harbor, she had similar duty until 22 July 1945, then returned to San Pedro for inactivation. She had been reclassified AG-104, 5 June 1945. USS Elliot (DD-146) was decommissioned 12 October 1945, and sold for scrap 29 January 1946.

For a complete history of USS Elliot (DD-146) please see its DANFS page.