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USS Farenholt (DD-332) 

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Farenholt (DD-332) 

USS Farenholt (DD-332) was launched 9 March 1921 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., San Francisco, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. Richard H. Fairweather; and commissioned 10 May 1921, Commander N. W. Post in command.

USS Farenholt (DD-332) first arrived at San Diego, her home port, 28 May 1921, and joined the Pacific Fleet in its yearly schedule of exercises and maneuvers along the west coast from the Pacific Northwest to the Canal Zone. In 1924 and 1927, USS Farenholt (DD-332) passed through the Panama Canal for fleet concentrations in the Caribbean, and during the second cruise, sailed north to visit Norfolk, New York, and Newport before returning to San Diego. Between May and August 1925, the USS Farenholt (DD-332) sailed to the Hawaiian Islands for a fleet problem and joint exercises, then sailed on with the Battle Fleet to visit Pago Pago, Samoa, and ports in Australia and New Zealand, returning to the west coast by way of Honolulu.

During the summer of 1929, in her last year of service, USS Farenholt (DD-332) cruised the west coast with Naval Reserve members embarked for training, visiting Victoria, B.C., as well as United States ports. USS Farenholt (DD-332) was decommissioned 20 February 1930, and after scrapping, was sold as a hulk 10 June 1931, in accordance with the terms of the London Treaty limiting naval armament.

For a complete history of USS Farenholt (DD-332) please see its DANFS page.