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Hull Number: DD-185

Launch Date: 10/19/2018

Commissioned Date: 08/27/2019



Data for USS Lamberton (DD-119) as of 1921

Length Overall: 314' 4 1/2"

Beam: 31' 8"

Draft: 9' 3 5/8"

Standard Displacement: 1,213 tons

Full Load Displacement: 1,306 tons


Four 4″/50 caliber guns
One 3″/23 caliber anti-aircraft gun
Four 21″ triple torpedo tubes


8 Officers
8 Chief Petty Officers
106 Enlisted


4 Boilers
2 Curtis Turbines: 25,000 horsepower

Highest speed on trials: 33.4 knots



Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)

Born at Raleigh, NC, 6 April 1874, Worth Bagley graduated from the Academy in 1895. Ensign Bagley lost his life on board Winslow (TB-5), during its attack on the batteries at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Ensign Bagley was the first naval officer killed in action during the Spanish-American War.


Renamed USS Doran on 12/22/1939 because USS Bagley DD-385 was under construction.

USS BAGLEY DD-185 Ship History

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)

The second Bagley (DD-185) was launched 19 October 1918 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.; sponsored by Mrs. Adelaide Worth Bagley, mother of Ensign Bagley; commissioned 27 August 1919, Commander R. L. Walker in command; and reported to the Atlantic Flee

Between August 1919 and July 1920 Bagley served in Destroyer Flotillas 1, 3, and 8 participating in maneuvers and training in the Atlantic and Caribbean. She was placed in reserve commission 15 July 1920 and out of commission at Philadelphia 12 July 1922.

The Bagley was dropped 31 May 1935 and, until 1939, she was referred to as DD-185 (ex-Bagley). Renamed Doran 22 December 1939, she was recommissioned 17 June 1940 and reported to the Atlantic Squadron. She served with the Squadron until 23 September 1940, when she was decommissioned at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and transferred in the destroyer-land bases exchange to Great Britain.

She was renamed HMS St. Mary’s and arrived at Belfast, Ireland, 8 October 1940. Assigned to the permanent escort force of the 1st Minelaying Squadron, she arrived on the west coast of Scotland 31 October and took part in some of the early minelaying operations in Denmark Strait, between Iceland and Greenland. She also escorted a number of convoys. During 1941 she took part in most of the Squadron’s minelaying operations and rendered valuable service in the defense of shipping. On 29 August 1941 she was in a collision with the transport Royal Ulsterman off the west coast of Scotland and was in the dockyard until December.

St. Mary’s carried out minelaying and shipping defense duties in 1942 and 1943. In February 1944 she was paid off in the Tyne and remained there until the end of the war.