|USS Reno (DD-303)|
|Namesake:||Walter E. Reno|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco|
|Laid down:||4 July 1918|
|Launched:||22 January 1919|
|Commissioned:||23 July 1920|
|Decommissioned:||18 January 1930|
|Struck:||8 July 1930|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping, 1931|
|Class & type:||Clemson-class destroyer|
|Length:||314 ft 4 in (95.81 m)|
|Beam:||30 ft 11 in (9.42 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 10 in (3 m)|
26,500 shp (20 MW); |
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h)|
4,900 nmi (9,100 km) |
@ 15 kt
|Complement:||122 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||4 × 4 in (102 mm), 1 × 3 in (76 mm), 12 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes|
Reno was laid down by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 4 July 1918; launched 22 January 1919; sponsored by Miss Kathryn Baldwin Anderson, daughter of former Lieutenant Governor of California Alden Anderson, and commissioned 23 July 1920. Reno's mother, Mrs. L. D. Reno, of Eldon, Iowa was approached to sponsor the ship, but declined due to her health. Reno's widow, Beatrice Tracy Reno, daughter of former assistant secretary of the Navy Frank Tracy, was also considered as a potential sponsor.
Attached to the Pacific Fleet, Reno operated along the west coast until January 1921 when she joined other fleet units in a cruise to Valparaíso, Chile. Resuming west coast operations on her return, she ranged between Washington and Lower California, with occasional runs to Hawaii or the Panama Canal Zone. In April 1927 she came as far east as Guantanamo, Cuba, and in July of that year she was at Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to participate in the celebrations of the Canadian Diamond Jubilee. Decommissioned at San Diego 18 January 1930, Reno was struck from the Navy list 8 July 1930. She was scrapped in 1931, in accordance with the terms of the London Treaty limiting naval armament.
- Destroyer Reno Launched Here. Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. Thursday, 23 January 1919. Page 4
- Name a Destroyer Reno. Kansas City Star. Kansas City, Missouri. 8 January 1919. Page 24.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Naval History & Heritage Command.
- Destroyer Photo Index DD-303 USS RENO at www.navsource.org
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