(DD-41: dp. 787(n.); 1. 293'11", b. 27'; dr. 8'4"; s. 30 k.cpl. 83; a. 5 3", ff 18" tt.; cl. Monaghan)
The first Jouett (DD-41) was laid down 7 March 1911 by Bath Iron Works, Ltd., Bath, Maine, Iaunched 15 April 1912; sponsored by Miss Marylee Nally; and commissioned at Boston 24 May 1912, Lt. Comdr. W. P. Cronan in command.
Jouett joined the Atlantic Fleet Torpedo Flotilla and operated off the East Coast until early 1914, when events in Mexico threatened American interests and officials at Tampico arrested American sailors without cause. Jouett supported the landing of Marines at Vera Cruz 21 April 1914. Returning to the East Coast after this operation, the destroyer continued to carry out training manuevers until the United States entered World War I in April 1917.
The ship was assigned patrol in Delaware Bay in April 1917 and remained on that duty until sailing from New York 8 August 1917 as an escort for five troopships bound for France. After returning from Europe, Jouett resumed patrolling until she arrived New London, Conn., 15 January 1918 for experimentation with antisubmarine detection devices. Completing this duty 4 June 1918, the ship operated until the armistice with a special antisubmarine group along the East Coast of the United States.
Following the war Jouett conducted training exercises and fleet maneuvers until entering Philadelphia Navy Yard 20 July 1919. She decommissioned 24 November 1919 and remained inactive until being loaned to the Coast Guard 23 April 1924 for use as a cutter. Returned to the Navy 22 May 1931 she was sold for scrap to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.