Hull Number: DD-38
Launch Date: 04/03/2012
Commissioned Date: 10/22/2012
Decommissioned Date: 11/26/2019
Data for USS Paulding (DD-22) as of 1912
Length Overall: 293' 10"
Beam: 26' 11"
Draft: 8' 4"
Standard Displacement: 742 tons
Full Load Displacement: 887 tons
Fuel capacity: 236 tons/oil
Five 3″/50 caliber rapid fire guns
Three 18″ twin torpedo tubes
3 Parsons Turbines: 17,393 horsepower
Highest speed on trials: 32.8 knots
Namesake: JAMES C. JARVIS
JAMES C. JARVIS
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1980)
James C. Jarvis, born in 1787, was appointed midshipman from the state of New York in 1799. Midshipman Jarvis was killed at the age of 13 during the historic engagement between the famed frigate Constellation and the French frigate La Vengeance 2 February 1800. Sent aloft in command of the topmen to secure Constellation’s unsupported mainmast, he refused to come down when warned that the mast might topple: “My post is here. I can’t leave it until ordered.” As the mast crashed, Jarvis was swept over the side with the falling rigging. Honoring Jarvis for his bravery and devotion to duty, the Sixth Congress by Joint Resolution 29 March 1800 deemed his conduct “deserving of the highest praise” and his loss “a subject of national regret.”
Stricken 3/8/35, scrapped 1935