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USS Farragut (DD-300)

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USS Farragut (DD-300) was laid down on 4 July 1918, Independence Day, at San Francisco, Calif., by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp.; launched on 21 November 1918; sponsored by the wife of Capt. Templin M. Potts, USN (Ret.), President of the Board of Inspection and Survey, Pacific; and commissioned on 4 June 1920, Cmdr. Pierre L. Wilson in command.

USS Farragut (DD-300) sailed from the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Calif., on 2 July 1920, and the following day reached San Diego. Soon thereafter, as the Navy adopted a standard system of ship nomenclature, the ship was redesignated as DD-300 on 17 July 1920. USS Farragut (DD-300) sailed from San Diego on 6 February 1923, and reached Culebra Island, P.R., on 21 February. USS Farragut (DD-300) steamed from Panama on 1 April 1923.

USS Farragut (DD-300) put into Colón (31 March–6 April), carried out tactical maneuvers with the other ships, and then passed through the isthmian waterway, Balboa-bound. USS Farragut (DD-300) returned to San Diego on 22 April. The ship sailed for fleet tactical exercises off Port Angeles, Wash. (25 June–1 July 1924), after which time she received an overhaul at the Puget Sound Navy Yard (1 September–30 October). USS Farragut (DD-300) then returned to San Diego, conducting almost daily gunnery practice, as well as torpedo target practice and recovery, with DesRons 11 and 12 during the voyage (30 October–3 November).

USS Farragut (DD-300) put to sea in company with the fleet for an exercise toward Hawaiian waters on 3 April 1925. The ship completed an overhaul in drydock while many of her crewmen attended the torpedo school at Keyport, Wash. (14 May–14 July). USS Farragut (DD-300) sailed on 14 July and visited Pearl Harbor on 19 July. USS Farragut (DD-300) was decommissioned at San Diego on 1 April 1930, and stricken on 22 July 1930.

For a complete history of USS Farragut (DD-300) please see its DANFS page.