Destroyers lost in the Honda Point Disaster

On September 8, 1923, a small fleet of destroyers ran aground on the coast of California. 23 sailors died in the largest peacetime loss of US Navy Ships. Can you name all ships involved?
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Last updated: August 12, 2014
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All destroyers listed here are Clemson class destroyers
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Hull Number
What happened
Answer
DD-261
Flagship of fleet; sounded a siren that saved some of the other ships, but three crewmen died
USS Delphy
DD-310
Ran aground
USS S.P. Lee
DD-312
Hit rocks and capsized; 20 crewmen died
USS Young
DD-309
Hit a rock and partially sank
USS Woodbury
DD-311
Hit a rock and partially sank
USS Nicholas
DD-297
Got stuck next to DD-309
USS Fuller
DD-296
Ran aground while trying to rescue survivors from DD-312
USS Chauncey
Hull Number
What happened
Answer
DD-300
Ran aground but was freed from rocks; not lost
USS Farragut
DD-301
light damage; not lost
USS Somers
DD-298
Avoided the rocks
USS Percival
DD-306
Avoided the rocks
USS Kennedy
DD-307
Avoided the rocks
USS Paul Hamilton
DD-302
Avoided the rocks
USS Stoddert
DD-305
Avoided the rocks
USS Thompson
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