KALK DD 170
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.
- Wickes (Little) Class Destroyer
- USS KALK Destroyer No. 170
Commissioned March 29 1919
- USS KALK DD-170
Designated (DD) July 17 1920
Decommissioned July 10 1922
Recommissioned June 17 1940 - Decommissioned September 23 1940
Stricken January 8 1941
- HMS HAMILTON I-24 (British Naval Service)
Transferred to Great Britain September 23 1940 (Famous Fifty)
- HMCS HAMILTON
Transferred to Canada June 1941 - Decommissioned June 8 1945
Sold 1945 to Boston Iron & Metal, Baltimore and broken up for scrap
Keel Laid August 17 1918 as RODGERS
Launched December 21 1918
Renamed December 23 1918
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Cachet artist Loring W. Stannard, Sponsor Tazewell G. Nicholson
Note: Serviced by Dr. S. E. Hutnick
NAMESAKE: Lt. (j.g.) Stanton Frederick Kalk, USN (14 October 1894–16 December 1917). Posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his actions after his ship was torpedoed by a German submarine.
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