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Hull Number: DD-40

Launch Date: 04/30/2012

Commissioned Date: 08/30/2012

Decommissioned Date: 10/25/2019

Other Designations: USCG(CG-9)



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


4 Officers
82 Enlisted


4 Boilers
3 Parsons Turbines: 17,393 horsepower

Highest speed on trials: 32.8 knots



Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)

Born in Washington, D. C., 4 February 1822, Edward Fitzgerald Beale was appointed to the Naval School, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1836 and was warranted a passed midshipman 1 July 1842. He distinguished himself during the Mexican War by carrying dispatches through enemy lines following the Battle of San Pasqual, Calif. After the war he resigned his commission to become Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California and New Mexico. He served as Minister to Austria (1876-77) and died in Washington, D. C., 22 April 1893.


Loaned to the Coast Guard 4/28/1924 - 10/18/1930. Stricken 6/28/1934. Scrapped 1934.

USS BEALE DD-40 Ship History

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)

The first Beale (DD-40) was launched 30 April 1912 by William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, Pa.; sponsored by Mrs. John R. McLean, daughter of Lieutenant Beale; and commissioned 30 August 1912, Lieutenant (junior grade) C. T. Blackburn in command.

Beale joined the 5th Group, Torpedo Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet, and cruised along the Atlantic coast and in Mexican and Caribbean waters until placed in reserve 13 December 1915. Reactivated, with a reduced crew, 5 January 1916, she served on Neutrality Patrol along the Atlantic coast until placed in full commission 22 March 1917. Joining the Atlantic Destroyer Force, she arrived at Queenstown, Ireland, 5 February 1918. Beale operated out of Queenstown on convoy and patrol duty until the end of World War I. She returned to the United States in December 1918 and served with the Atlantic Fleet until placed out of commission in reserve at Philadelphia Navy Yard 25 October 1919. Reactivated in 1924, Beale was transferred to the Coast Guard 28 April 1924 for use in enforcing the Prohibition Act. She was returned to the Navy 18 October 1930 and was laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard until scrapped in 1934.