Murray II

(DD-97: dp. 1191; l. 314'5" b. 31'9"; dr. 9'2"; s. 36 k.; cpl. 113; a. 4 4", 2 1-pdr., 12 21" tt., 1 dcp.; cl. Wickes)

The second Murray (DD-97) was laid down 22 December 1917 by Fore River Shipbuilding Corp. Quincy, Mass.: launched 8 June 1918, sponsored by Miss Alice S. Guthrie; and commissioned at Boston 21 August 1918, Lt. Comdr. R. O. Walling in command.

During her 4 years of operations along the east coast and in the Caribbean with the Atlantic Fleet, Murray aided in postwar development of antisubmarine and mine warfare techniques. She was reclassified to a light minelayer (DM-2) 17 July 1920, and received alternations necessary to her new role. She decommissioned at Philadelphia 1 July 1922, and lay there in reserve until stricken from the Navy list 7 January 1936. She was sold for scrapping 29 September 1936 to Schievone- Bonomo Corp., New York City.