Constructed as part of the submarine-chaser construction program of World War I which were completed by February 1919, the Tingard was then stationed at San Diego in January 1923. During the 1930s she was homeported in Oakland, CA. She was decommissioned June 3, 1937.
Sailors wait in ship's tenders, anchored at a Navy dock, possibly during the Navy's March fleet review. The ships they are serving are indicated by their names: SLC [USS Salt Lake City], Okla [USS Oklahoma], USS Chester, Chi [USS Chicago]
Possibly related to Los Angeles Times article, “Navy Home From ‘Battle’ Gives 40,000 Men Leave; San Pedro-San Diego Area Base for 152 Ships as Month’s Gruelling Pacific War Comes to End,” 23 Mar. 1932: A1.