USS Bulmer (DD-222) making her way through various harbor craft
USS BULMER (DD-222 / AG-86) viewed from periscope.
USS Stewart (DD-224) USS HATFIELD (DD-231), Clemson-class Portland Oregon.
On 8 September 1923 the US Navy lost one and a half destroyer divisions – seven ships – in a mass grounding at Honda Point, California. This peacetime disaster had few equals at the time, and still remains one of the worst such disasters in US Navy history.
The ships turned east, supposedly into the Santa Barbara Channel, at 2100 hours. In reality the ships had were headed for the rocky shore due to navigational errors and unusual currents caused by the Tokyo earthquake of the previous week. The ships soon entered a thick fogbank, each vessel following the wake of the ship ahead. 5 minutes after the turn, Delphy ran ashore at 20 knots, quickly followed by other members of the squadron.
The ships were total losses. They were stricken from the Register, stripped of useable equipment and sold to a scrapper for $1,035. No salvage work was done, and the ships remain where they were wrecked.
USS Bulmer (DD-222/AG-86), anchored off Tsingtao, China, circa 1928.
USS MacFarland_DD-237. McFarland was heavily damaged during the early morning of 19 September 1923 after being rammed on the port side forward of her bridge by the battleship Arkansas during night maneuvers off of the Cape Cod Canal.
USS Stribling DD 96, Panama Canal, 1920.
HMS Broadway (H90), formerly USS Hunt (DD-194), was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She also served in the United States Coast Guard, as USCGD Hunt (CG-18). She was later transferred to the Royal Navy.
USS Bulmer was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy
during World War II. She was named for Captain Roscoe Bulmer, and was
the last warship of the Asiatic Fleet in USN commission.