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USS OSBORNE (DD-295)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUQC

CLASS - CLEMSON As Built.
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 23 1919.
Launched December 29 1919 and commissioned May 17 1920.
Decommissioned May 1 1930.
Stricken October 22 1930.
Fate Sold January 17 1931 and became MV Matagalpa from 1931 to 1942 as a banana carrier,
then an army freighter in 1942 before she burned June 27 1942.

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Osborne 87kLt. Weedon E. Osborne was born 13 November 1892 in Chicago, III. Appointed a Lt. (jg) and a dental surgeon in the Navy 8 May 1917, he was assigned duty with the 6th Reg. Marines 26 March 1918. During the advance on Boursches, France, in the Chateau Thierry area, he sought to aid the wounded and was killed while attempting to carry an injured officer to safety on 6 June. He was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross for“extraordinary herosim under fire. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy BUMED Library and Archives.Tony Cowart/Bill Gonyo
Osborne 91kUSS Osborne (Destroyer # 295), Ship's Sponsors, Mrs. Harry Hutchins Fisher (Elizabeth Osborne) and Mrs. Channing C. Cox, in center front holding flowers, with their party at christening ceremonies held at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Squantum, Massachusetts, on 29 December 1919. Mrs. Fisher was sister of Lieutenant Weedon E. Osborne, USN (Dental Corps), in whose honor the ship was named. Collection of The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 99998.Robert Hurst
Osborne 84kPhoto # NH 42921 USS Osborne (DD-295) Underway in the Hudson River, off New York City, during the 1920s.Daniel Dunham
Osborne 108kPhoto #: NH 83930, USS Osborne (DD-295), USS Gwin (DD-71), and USS DuPont (DD-152) moored to a buoy in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, circa 1920. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Vice Admiral Theodore S. Wilkinson, USN. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Osborne 119kPhoto #: NH 57976, USS Osborne (DD-295) underway during the review of the U.S. Fleet by President Calvin Coolidge, 4 June 1927. USS Goff (DD-247) is in the right background. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart

USS OSBORNE DD-295 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT Dennis Leo Ryan    May 17 1920 - Jan 1921
LCDR Theodore Stark Wilkinson    Jan 1921 - Jun 1921 (Later VADM)
LT Raymond Ames Spruance    ? (Later ADM)
LCDR Henry Thomas Settle    ? 1923 - ?
CDR Worrall Reed Carter    Sep 12 1927 - ?
CDR George Bennett Keester    ? 1929 - May 1 1930

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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