Flusser III dd 289


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Flusser III DD- 289

Flusser III

(DD-289: dp. 1,190; 1. 314'6"; b. 31'8"; dr. 9'4";
s. 36 k.; cpl. 120; a. 4 4", 4 21" tt.; cl. Clemson)

The third Flusser (DD-289) was launched 7 November 1919 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Squantum, Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. Maude F. Williams; and commissioned 26 February 1920, Commander R. S. Galloway in command.

Flusser's first active service was patrol duty in Mexican waters between 9 May 1920 and 17 June,based at Key West. She carried out a comprehensive training schedule along the east coast and in the Caribbean until 18 June 1924 when she sailed from Newport for a tour of duty with Naval Forces, Europe, calling at ports in 16 countries before returning to New York 16 July 1926.

Returning to east coast and Caribbean operations, Flusser aided in the development of destroyer tactics and carried reservists on training cruises until decommissioned at Philadelphia 1 May 1930. She was scrapped 22 October 1930 in accordance with the terms of the London Treaty limiting naval armaments.
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