MAHAN DM 7
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 4 May 1918 - Launched 18 August 1918
Decommissioned 1 May 1930
Struck from Naval Register 22 October 1930
Sold 17 January 1931 and broken up for scrap
Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN
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- USS Mahan DM-7 Covers Page 1 (1930)
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DM-7. From the Bob Govern collection.
NAMESAKE - Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN (27 September 1840 – 1 December 1914).
Mahan was a United States Navy officer, geostrategist, and educator. Mahan graduated from the Naval Academy in 1859 and served with the South Atlantic and Western Gulf Blockading Squadrons during the Civil War. Later appointed President of the Naval War College, he served two tours, 1886-89 and 1892-93. Having retired in 1896, he was recalled during the Spanish-American War to serve on the Naval Strategy Board. Among his many activities during the years which followed were service as a delegate to the First Peace Conference at The Hague; as a member of the Board of Visitors, Naval Academy, 1903; with the Senate Commission on Merchant Marine, 1904; as a member of the Commission to Report on the Reorganization of the Navy Department; and as a lecturer at the Naval War College.
The ships sponsor was Miss Ellen K. Mahan, niece of Rear Adm. A. T. Mahan.
Four ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Mahan DD-102/DM-7, USS Mahan DD-364, USS Mahan DLG-11/DDG-42 and USS Mahan DDG-72.
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