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  Search  Circa 1936. Photo taken from a calendar. In memory of Gordon Kenneth Delo CMM(AA) - He served aboard the Goff from 1934 to 1939. Killed in action aboard the USS Monssen in 1942. Cheryl Caruso


Basic repeat Wickes Class, with 35% more fuel capacity to improve endurance problems.

Designed radius was 4900 nautical miles at 15 Knots.

Launched June 2 1920 and commissioned January 19 1921.

Decommissioned January 13 1931 and recommissioned March 2 1932.

Decommissioned July 21 1945.

Stricken August 13 1945.

Fate: Sold November 30 1945 to Northern Metals, Philadelphia and broken up for scrap.

Displacement 1,215 Tons.

Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)

Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt.

Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws.

Speed, 35 Knots.

Crew 114.

DD 247 Goff spent the first 7 months of 1944 with Albemarle, shepherding the tender safely to San Juan, Trinidad, Casablanca, Recife, Brazil, and Avonmouth, England, before putting in at Boston on 13 July 1944 for overhaul.


USS Altair (AD-11) At Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 1 October 1942. The four ships alongside are (from left to right): USS Spry (PG-64); USS Bainbridge (DD-246); USS Goff (DD-247); and Dutch minelayer/patrol vessel Jan van Brakel. Photographed from USS Pocomoke (AV-9). Note the pattern camouflage on most of these ships. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. By Fred Weiss


Three Wickes and two Clemson class destroyers await the scrapper´s torch at NAS Cape May, New Jersey in October of 1945. From Left; USS Greer (DD-145), USS Bainbridge (DD-246), USS Goff (DM-22 ex DD-247), USS Badger (DD-126) and USS Lea (DD-118). By Gerd Matthes/Christopher Bainbridge McKnight


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