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Career (US)
Namesake: Charles Boggs
Builder: Mare Island Navy Yard
Laid down: 15 November 1917
Launched: 25 April 1918
Commissioned: 23 September 1918 to 29 June 1922

19 December 1931 to 20 March 1946

Reclassified: AG-19, 5 September 1931DMS-3, late-1940

AG-19, 5 June 1945

Struck: 12 April 1946
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 27 November 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: Wickes class destroyer
Displacement: 1,154 tons
Length: 314 ft 5 in (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 ft 9 in (9.68 m)
Draft: 9 ft (2.74 m)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 122 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4 in (102 mm)

1 × 3 in/23 (76/23 mm) 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes (4 × 3)

USS Boggs (DD–136) was a Wickes class destroyer in the United States Navy, later redesignated as AG-19 and then as DMS-3, and back again to AG-19. She was the first ship named for Admiral Charles Boggs.

Boggs was launched on 25 April 1918 by Mare Island Navy Yard; sponsored by Miss Ruth Hascal; and commissioned on 23 September 1918, with Commander H. V. McKittrick in command.

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[hide] *1 Service history

Service historyEdit

Boggs departed San Diego in March 1919 for a six months cruise along the east coast, in the North Atlantic, and in the Caribbean. Upon her return she served with the Pacific Fleet until being placed out of commission on 29 June 1922. Redesignated a miscellaneous auxiliary (AG-19) on 5 September 1931, she was re-commissioned on 19 December 1931 and assigned to Mobile Target Division 1, Battle Force, for high-speed radio control tests, target towing, and mine sweeping.[1] Except for a cruise to the east coast (January-October 1934) she served off the west coast until 1940. She arrived at Pearl Harbor on 11 September 1940. Late in 1940, she was reclassified a high speed minesweeper (DMS-3).

World War IIEdit

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 found Boggs at sea, but she returned later in the day to sweep the approaches and anchorage. She remained at Pearl Harbor on minesweeping, patrol, and training duty until January 1943 when she made a run to Canton Island, Phoenix Islands, with supplies. She returned to Pearl on Harbor 2 March 1943, and for the next year served in the vicinity as a patrol vessel, minesweeper, and towboat. She served as a target towing vessel with the Operational Training Command out of San Diego (12 April 1944-March 1945).

Following overhaul at San Pedro, California, from March through June 1945, she was stripped of her sweeping gear and reclassified 'AG-19, 5 June 1945. Fitted for high-speed target towing, Boggs arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, via Pearl Harbor, on 15 August 1945. She remained at Eniwetok until 6 October 1945 and then returned to the United States, arriving in early 1946. Boggs was decommissioned on 20 March 1946 and sold on 27 November 1946.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Robot Warships" Popular Mechanics, July 1934, pp. 72-75

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