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(DD-28: dp. 742; 1. 293'11"; b.26'11"; dr. 8'4"; s. 29.5 k.;
McCall (DD-28) was laid down 8 June 1909 by the New
York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.; launched 4 June 1910; sponsored by Miss Jessie Willits; and commissioned 23 January 1911, Lt. Comdr. J. T. Tomkins in command.
Attached to the Torpedo Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet, McCall operated along the Atlantic coast, principally out of Newport, R.I., and in the Chesapeake Bay area. Each winter found her with the fleet in Cuban waters for maneuvers.
In 1916 McCall made neutrality patrols off New York and along the New England coast. On 14 June 1917, following overhaul at Philadelphia, she steamed to New York to escort a troop convoy to Europe. The torpedo boat destroyer continued to perform escort duties in the western Atlantic until January 1918 when she sailed for Queenstown, Ireland. Arriving there 22 February, she provided escort and rescue services until 10 December.
Upon return to the United States in January 1910 she resumed east coast operations until decommissioning at Philadelphia 12 December 1918. ln reserve for the next 41/2 years, she was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard 7 June 1924. She was returned to the Navy 18 October 1930 and was scrapped and sold 2 May 1934, in accordance with the terms of the London Treaty for Naval Disarmament.