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USS Graham (DD-192)

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USS Graham (DD-192) was launched 22 March 1919 by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Va., sponsored by Mrs. Robert F. Smallwood, granddaughter of Secretary of Navy William A. Graham; and commissioned at Norfolk, Va., Navy Yard, 13 March 1920, Lt. Comdr. Paulus P. Powell in command.

USS Graham (DD-192) then joined the Atlantic Torpedo Fleet at Newport, R.I., for exercises and training along the east coast, and for neutrality patrol and exercises off Guantanamo Bay and in Canal Zone. In 1921, USS Graham (DD-192) participated in combined division, squadron and fleet maneuvers off South America, visiting Callao, Peru, and Balboa, C.Z., before returning to Hampton Roads, where she took part in the Presidential Fleet Review at Norfolk, Va., in April 1921. She also participated in the historic bombing tests on former German ships off the Virginia coast that summer. 27 October, in company with the 20th Division, USS Graham (DD-192) escorted S.S. Paris, on which General Fooch was a passenger, to New York, and convoyed that up Ambrose Channel, N.Y. Then USS Graham (DD-192) commenced antiaircraft practice. On 12 November 1921 she had a change of status from operative commission to reduced complement. She was en route to New York from Charleston, S.C., when on 16 December she collided with SS Panama off the New Jersey coast and had to return to New York.

USS Graham (DD-192) decommissioned at New York Navy Yard 31 March 1922.

For a complete history of USS Graham (DD-192) please see its DANFS page.