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Displacement 1365 Tons, Dimensions, 341' 3" (oa) x 34' 3" x 16' 4" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG, 8 x 21" tt.(4x2).
Machinery, 42,800 SHP; Curtis Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 160.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Quincy. September 20 1932.
Launched March 15 1934 and commissioned June 18 1934.
Decommissioned October 23 1945.
Stricken January 28 1947.
Fate Sold August 14 1947 and broken up for scrap.

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Farragut 59kDavid Glasgow Farragut was born at Campbell's Station, near Knoxville, Tenn. on 5 July 1801. He entered the Navy as a midshipman 17 December 1810. When only 12 years old, he was given command of a prize ship taken by Essex, and brought her safely to port. Through the years that followed, in one assignment after another he showed the high ability and devotion to duty which was to allow him in the Civil War to make an overwhelming contribution to victory and to write an immortal page in the history of not only the United States Navy but of military service of all times and nations. In command of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, with his flag in Hartford he disproved the theory that forts ashore held superiority over naval forces, when in April 1862 he ran past Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the Chalmette batteries to take the great city and port of New Orleans (a decisive event in the war) and later that year passed the batteries defending Vicksburg. Port Hudson fell to him 9 July 1863, and on 5 August 1864 he won a great victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, passing through heavy minefields (the torpedoes of his famous quotation: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), as well as the opposition of heavy batteries in Forts Morgan and Gaines to defeat the squadron of Admiral Franklin Buchanan. His country honored its great sailor by creating for him the rank of Admiral, never before used in the United States Navy. Admiral Farragut's last active service was in command of the European Squadron with Franklin as his flagship. He died at Portsmouth, N.H., 14 August 1870. Photo of Admiral David G. Farragut circa 1863 from the Mathew Brady Collection.Bill Gonyo/Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 178kUndated, location unknown. Official US Navy photo taken from "An Illustrated History of Destroyers of the World" by Bernard Ireland.Robert Hurst
Farragut 109kUndated, location unknown from the 1940 fleet recognition cards.Jon Burdett
Farragut 91kUndated, location unknown.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 83kUndated, USS Farragut (DD-348) while employed in engaging Japanese caves and gun emplacements at point blank range off Guam, east of Agana. Photo from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe.Robert Hurst
Farragut 135kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Farragut 125kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.

Undated, chewing gum collectible card.Tommy Trampp
Farragut 39kUndated ship recognition card.Tommy Trampp
Farragut 293kLaunching at Quincy March 15 1934. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Farragut 203kFrom the bottom up, USS Constitution, USS Farragut (DD-348), USS Texas (BB-35), USS New York (BB-34), and unidentified ships further along, 24 June 1934 at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA. Picture ID by Brooks Ashley Rowlett. USN photo courtesy of John Cross via Issac Davis.Mike Mohl
Farragut 101kUSS Farragut (DD-348) seen from astern while in drydock, during the 1930s. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 61577.Robert Hurst
Farragut 85kUSS Farragut in harbour, circa 1935. Note that her hull number was then painted low on the hull, just above the boot topping (USN Pic No 19-N-14653).Robert Hurst
Farragut 133kThe USS Balch (DD 363) appears to be coming alongside of another ship with USS Aylwin (DD 355), USS Monaghan (DD 354), USS Farragut (DD 348) and another unidentified destroyer in San Diego circa 1936.Darryl Baker
Farragut 118kDestroyer Squadron Twenty (DesRon 20), five of the squadron's ships moored together, circa 1936. The destroyers are (from left to right): USS Dewey (DD-349), USS Farragut (DD-348), USS Worden (DD-352), USS Hull (DD-350) and USS Aylwin (DD-355). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Farragut 123kUSS Farragut (DD-348) underway during manouvres staged for Movietone News, off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. She is being overflown by five patrol planes. That at left is a PBY-1 of Patrol Squadron Eleven-F (VP-11F). The other four are P2Ys of Patrol Squadron Seven-F (VP-7F) USN Pic No NH 67309.Robert Hurst
Farragut 99kUSS Farragut leading a column of Destroyer Squadron Twenty ships, during manouevres staged for Movietone News, off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. The next ship astern is USS Aylwin (DD-355) USN Pic No NH 67299.Robert Hurst
Farragut 126kUSS Farragut underway at sea, 14 September 1936 (USN Photo No 80-G-463607). Robert Hurst
Farragut 80kDestroyer Squadron twenty (DesRon20) steam through a smokescreen laid by planes of Patrol Squadrons Seven, Nine and Eleven, during an exhibition staged for Movietone News off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. the ships are, from bottom to top: USS Farragut (DD-348); USS Dewey (DD-349); USS Hull (DD-350); USS Macdonough (DD-351); USS Worden (DD-352); USS Dale (DD-353); USS Monoghan (DD-354) and USS Alwyn (DD-355). Courtesy Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 67293.Robert Hurst
Farragut 182kUSS Farragut underway on 27 September 1939, location unknown. Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center. NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) # 520586.Robert Hurst
Farragut 93kUSS Farragut underway off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 29 September 1944. Her camouflage scheme is Measure 31, Design 3d (USN Photo No 19-N-72731).Robert Hurst
Farragut 104kUSS Farragut off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 29 September 1944. Her camouflage scheme is Measure 31 Design 7d (USN Pic No 19-N-72730).Robert Hurst
Farragut 115kPhoto #: 80-G-427093: USS Farragut (DD-348) steaming in harbor, 14 March 1938. Note the colored band and the red Engineering Excellence "E" painted on her after smokestack. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Scott Dyben
Farragut 170kPhoto #: 80-G-321652: USS Farragut (DD-348) at sea, December 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Scott Dyben
Farragut 140kUSS Farragut (DD-348) Underway at sea in August 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Farragut 115kUSS Farragut (DD-348), Off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 29 September 1944. Her camouflage scheme is Measure 31, Design 7d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 19-N-72730.Robert Hurst

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Elliot T. Buckmaster    Jun 18 1934 - Jun 1 1936 (Later VADM)
CDR Edward Paul Sauer    Jun 1 1936 - May 15 1937
LCDR Peter Kalsh Fischler    May 15 1937 - Jun 5 1938 (Later RADM)
LCDR Lewis Corman    Jun 5 1938 - Jun 25 1939
LCDR George Washington Welker Jr.    Jun 25 1939 - 1940
CDR George Porter Hunter    Aug 21 1941 - Dec 7 1941 (Later RADM)
LT Edward Kuykendall Jones    Dec 7 1941 - Dec 7 1941 (Acting)
CDR George Porter Hunter    Dec 7 1941 - Aug 1 1942 (Later RADM)
LCDR Henry Dirk Rozendal    Aug 1 1942 - Jun 21 1943
LCDR Edward Franklin Ferguson    Jun 21 1943 - May 25 1944
CDR Charles Conway Hartigan Jr.    May 25 1944 - Oct 23 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Walter Nowell
Address: 2449 Mary Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone: (314)962-4018
E-mail: None

Contact Name: Thomas Randall, MM (DDG-37) 1976-80
Contact Affiliation: President, Farragut Ships' Association, Inc.
Address: 2517 Cat Cay Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-4753
Phone: (850)703-7636
Next Reunion: October 2018 Virginia Beach, VA

Note About Contacts.

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Naval Historical Center Pearl Harbor Action Report
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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