(DD-279: dp.1,190,l. 314'5"; b. 31'8"; dr. 9'4" (mean); s. 35 k.; cpl.120; a. 4 4", 2 3", 12 21" tt. ; cl. Clemson)
Meyer (DD-279) was laid down 6 February 1919 at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Squantum, Mass.; launched 18 July 1919; sponsored by Mrs. C. R. P. Rodgers, daughter of Mr. Meyer; and commissioned 17 December 1919, Comdr. W. E. Clarke in command.
After an east coast shakedown, Meyer departed Boston 9 February 1920 for the west coast. She arrived San Diego 1 April only to depart soon afterward for a cruise to San Francisco and various Alaskan ports. Returning to San Diego 18 August, she continued to operate along the west coast, ranging from Alaska to Panama, with occasional voyages to Hawaii, for the next 8 1/2 years. During that time her assignments were varied and in August, 1927, Meyer served as one of the ships used to assist pilots participating in the Dole Race from the mainland to Hawaii.
Early in 1929 the destroyer began inactivation overhaul and on 15 May was decommissioned at San Diego. On 17 June she was towed to Mare Island for scrapping. Struck 25 November 1930, her materials were sold 25 February 1932.