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USS Gwin (DD-71)
USS Gwin
USS Gwin (DD-71)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Gwin (DD-69)
Namesake: William Gwin (1832-1863)
Builder: Seattle Construction and Drydock Company
Launched: 25 December 1917
Commissioned: 18 March 1920
Decommissioned: 28 June 1922
Struck: 25 January 1936
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: Caldwell-class destroyer
  • 1,020 tons (standard)
  • 1,125 tons (normal)
  • 308 ft (93.88 m) waterline
  • 315 ft 6 in (96.2 m) overall
  • Beam: 31 ft 3 in (9.52 m)
    • 8 ft (2.44 m)
    • 11 ft 6 in (3.5 m) max
  • Thornycroft boilers
  • Parsons geared turbines
  • two shafts
  • (20,000 shp)
  • Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
    Complement: 100

    USS Gwin (DD-71) was a Caldwell-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship named for Lieutenant Commander William Gwin (1832–1863).

    Gwin was launched 22 December 1917 by the Seattle Construction & Drydock Company, Seattle, Washington, sponsored by Mrs. James S. Woods; and commissioned at Puget Sound 18 March 1920, Lieutenant Commander H. H. Bousen in command.

    Service history[edit | edit source]

    Gwin departed Puget Sound 26 April for calls at California ports, thence through the Panama Canal for Newport, Rhode Island, arriving 2 June. She participated in operations along the eastern seaboard as far south as Charleston, South Carolina.

    Gwin was decommissioned in the Philadelphia Navy Yard 28 June 1922. She remained inactive at Philadelphia until her name was struck from the Navy List 25 January 1937. Her hulk was sold for scrapping 16 March 1939 to the Union Shipbuilding Company, Baltimore, Maryland.

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