- USS Perkins (DD-26)
"Perkins" was laid down on
22 March 1909by the Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts; launched on 9 April 1910; and commissioned on 18 November 1910, Lieutenant Commander Joel R. P. Pringlein command.
After almost 7 years of peacetime service with active and reserve destroyer squadrons, "Perkins" recommissioned
3 April 1917, Lieutenant Frank M. Knoxin command. Assigned to the second division of United States destroyer forces in Europe, a division which included "Paulding", "Wilkes", and "Ammen", she operated out of Queenstown, Ireland, from June into November 1917.
During this duty, she rescued survivors of "Tarquah" on
7 August, and escorted S.S. "Bohemia" from Saint Nazaireto Irelandand S.S. "New York" from Queenstown to Liverpool. In November 1917 she departed Ireland for New York, New York.
winterof 1917–1918, she underwent overhaulat Charleston, South Carolina. From March to December 1918 she operated out of Gravesend Bay, New York, on anti-submarinepatrol and escort duty. She sighted German submarine"U–151" off New Jerseyon 2 June 1918. On convoyduty she escorted various ships, including "President Grant" and "President Washington", between Halifax, Nova Scotia and New York.
Reserve Fleeton 5 December 1919, she remained there until she was struck from the Navy List on 8 March 1935, sold on 28 June, and scrapped.
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