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.lol-IN I.. WORDEN
John Lorimer Worden was born in Westchester County, New York on 12 Marffh
1818, He was appointed a Midshipman on 10 January l8L 4 and served three years
in the sloop of war ERIE on Brazil Station, followed by brief service in the-sloop
CYNE and seven months at the Naval School at Philadelphia. He had duty with the
Pacific Squadron Q184O-18425, the Naval Observatory 4184.4-18467 and Spent the
Mexican War in the store ship SOUTHAMPTON and other ships on the Vkest Coast.
He was again at the Naval ObservatoryQ185O-18525 and the next ten years were fllledt
with cruises in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean Seas Ordtrcd to IK ashtngton
just before the outbreak of the Civil War, he was sent South on 1 April 1861 w 1th
secret orders to the squadrons at Pensacola for the rtinfoiccment of I ort P1Ck61'1S
Worden was arrested on his return Journey near Montgomery, Alabama and held
prisoner for seven months until released in a prisoner exchanae He had not fullt
recovered from the illness brought on by his confinemcnt on 16 lanuaix 1862 Vlhell
ordered to report to command the ironclad MONITOR buildtns it C1 cenpotnt, l 0112
Worden brought MONITOR into Hampton Roads shortly tftct 111 httall ot 8 M211 Ch
1862 and all hands spent the night in preparation for mectin tht C ontedti att iron
clad VIRGINIA qformerly USS MERRIMACQ the next day ln tht battlt, xttal TOT The
maintenance of the northern blockade and ievoluttonai v for tts intlutntt on naval
design, Worden had his station in the pilot house, forward of tht ttu ILL lhict hours
of fighting left Worden wounded in the face and nearly bltntltd hx 1 shtll whtth ex
ploded just outside The command of MONITOR was taktn oxtt hy his ltr st offiter,
Lieutenant Samuel D Green, but when the uonclad tttutnttl tlttt zttmporalv
withdrawal VIRGINIA had retired from the action For ht 1 otsm tltsplaxttl and the
great service rendered in this action, Worden was tcndtitd a xott of thanks bl
Congress and promoted from Commander to Captain on S Fthtuux 1863 Affel'
ading Squadron, engaging on 27 Ianuary1863, afoui hotu attton tt l oit Mt Allister
A month later he destroyed by five well plitttl shots tht C onttdttatt titnser
NASI-IVILLII under the guns of this fort His trontl td w ts stt utk fouttetn ttmes
during the attack on Charleston, 7 April 1863 Shortly ttttt this tttton, Vloiden
was assigned to ironclad construction work at New York Ht w ts Suptttntendent
of the United States Naval Academy 1869 187-IQ and tot tht ntxt two tt ns w is in
command of the European Squadr on, visiting ports of Not tht t n I utopt Ind trutsmg
in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Russo ltn ktsh w 11 Il mtl ht w 1
member of the Txamining Board and Prtsidtnt ot tht htm In 1 U 1161 html his xol
untary retirement on 23 Dectmber 1886 vthtn Q Onuket, W Hdul mm tm Mft tht
full sea pay of his grade lle madc his hc n vt 1 I ltd
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Page 7 text:
THE FIRST CRUISE BOOK OF THE
UNITED STATES SHIP WORDEN IS
HEREBY DEDICATED TO THE
OFFICERS AND MEN WHO PLACED
HER IN COMMISSION, THE PLANK
W. R. MUNROE .IR
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FIRST SHIP NAMED WORDEN
SECOND SHIP NAMED WORDEN
THIRD SHII' NAMED WURDUN
U.S.S, WURDHN lDI.,Cl-my
The Fourth Ship of the Fluor to lion r the Nu
The first WORDEN CgTorpedo Boat De-
stroyer 16y, keel lai 13 November 1899
and launched on 15 August 1901, under
the sponsorship of Mrs. Daniel F. Worden,
daughter-in-law of Rear Admiral John
Lorimer Worden, USN,
The second WORDEN QDD-2885, keel laid
30 June 1919 and launched on 24 October
1919, was placed in commission 24 Feb-
ruary 1920, Lieutenant David H. Stuart,
USN, in command.
The third WORDEN QDD-3525, keel laid
29 December 1932 and launched on 27
October 1934, under the sponsorship of
Mrs. John Halligan, wife of Rear Admiral
Halligan, USN. Placed in commission on
15 January 1935, Commander Robert E,
Kerr, USN, in command.
The fourth WORDEN QDLG-185, keel laid
19 September 1960, was launched by Mrs.
William R, Smedberg III, wife of Vice
Admiral Smedberg, Chief, Bureau ofNava1
Personnel, on 2 June 1962.
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