USS Flusser (DD-20)
|Launch||July 20, 1909|
|1. Period of service|
|Commissioning||October 28, 1909|
|Decommissioning||July 14, 1919|
|Removed from ship register||September 15, 1919|
|Whereabouts||Sold for demolition on November 15, 1919|
700 ts (standard)
97.91 m (293 ft 10 in)
8.78 m (26 ft 5 in)
2.66 m (8 ft)
4 steam boilers
28 knots (52 km / h)
The USS Flusser (identifier DD-20) was a destroyer in the US Navy during World War I and the second ship to bear that name. She belonged to the Smith class and was named after Charles Williamson Flusser .
The ship's godmother was Miss Genevieve Virden, the namesake's great niece. Lieutenant Commander JP Morton became the first in command .
The Flusser first reached her home port in Charleston (South Carolina) on December 17, 1909 and began her training trips as part of the "Atlantic Torpedo Fleet" from here. She then drove in coastal protection from the Caribbean to New England on the east coast of the USA until August 1916. In that month she was assigned to the neutrality patrol and from then on cruised off New York and the Long Island Sound .
After a docking time in New Orleans ( Louisiana ), the Flusser continued to be used in coastal defense in the spring of 1917 until July 30 of the same year. She then left Charleston for a two-month trip to Ponta Delgada in the Azores to take on escort and patrol duties from here.
Then she was ordered again across the Atlantic, where she provided escort and patrol service in the area of the English Channel at the base in Brest . This period lasted from October 22nd to December 9th, 1918, when she entered Charleston for the last time. Then moved the Flusser to Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , where it was decommissioned on July 14, 1919.