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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUPR

Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding, Squantum Ma. on September 11 1919.
Launched December 18 1919 and commissioned March 23 1920.
Decommissioned May 1 1930.
Stricken October 22 1930.
Fate Sold in a block buy to Boston Metals, Baltimore, MD at 5,789.00 each.

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-Charles Lawrence Ausburne was born in New Orleans, La., 26 July 1889, and enlisted in the Navy 25 February 1908. As an Electrician First Class, Ausburne manned the emergency wireless station in the Army transport Antilles, and following the ship's fatal torpedoing 17 October 1917, stood to his duty until the ship sank beneath him. His gallantry was recognized in the posthumous award of the Navy Cross. Since other family members spelled their name as Ausburn, the first ship to bear his name followed that spelling. It was later found that he himself signed as Ausburne, and the second ship's name was so spelled.Robert M. Cieri
Ausburn 15kUndated, location unknown.-
Ausburn 30kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Ausburn 123kUSS Charles Ausburn (DD-294), circa 1920s. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. 2014.13.01Mike Green
Ausburn 95kUSS Charles Ausburn (DD-294) Photographed circa 1922-1930. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Ausburn 176kUSS Charles Ausburn (DD-294) In port, with a TS-1 floatplane (Bureau # A6300) on a platform in front of her bridge, circa 1923. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Ausburn 135kPhoto #: NH 98819 USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294) Transiting the Panama Canal, circa 1922-1930. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Ausburn 117kUSS Charles Ausburn (DD-294) At Boston, Massachusetts, after returning from supporting the Army round-the-World flight, September 1924. Panoramic photograph by J.C. Crosby, 46 Main St., Somerville, Mass. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss/Gerd Matthes
Ausburn 173kNaval Aircraft Factory TS-1 floatplane (Bureau # A6300) carried on board USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294), circa 1923. This image is a halftone reproduction. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss/Robert Hurst
Ausburn 78kPhoto #: NH 59852-A, Naval Aircraft Factory TS-1 floatplane (Bureau # A6300) on a platform on board USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294), circa 1923. This image is cropped from Photo # NH 59852. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Ausburn 221kIn the port of Saint Nazaire (River Loire estuary) during the French American ceremonies in June 26, 1926. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker/Alain Charles

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT Myron Wells Hutchinson Jr.    Mar 23 1920 - Dec 16 1920
LTJG Emmett Driscoll    Dec 16 1920 - Sep 27 1921
CDR Isaac Crabell Bogart    Sep 27 1921 - Oct 5 1923
LCDR Frank C. McCord    Oct 5 1923 - Sep 16 1924
LCDR George Kent Stoddard    Sep 16 1924 - Nov 23 1926
CDR Hugh Victor McCabe    Nov 23 1926 - Jun 1 1929
LCDR Edward Joseph O'Keefe    Jun 1 1929 - May 1 1930

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