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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUPK

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 Steel, San Francisco June 25 1919.
Launched June 16 1920 and commissioned March 31 1921.
Decommissioned May 1 1930.
Stricken October 22 1930.
Fate Sold January 17 1931 and broken up for scrap.

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Joseph Bulloch Coghlan, born at Frankfort, Ky., 9 December 1844, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1863. He served in Sacramento during the Civil War and led the expedition which captured the batteries at Cavite (2 May 1898) and at Isla Grande, Subic Bay (7 July) during the Spanish-American War. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1902 and died at New Rochelle, N.Y., 5 December 1908. First photo, digital ID: det 4a14680, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division photographed by Edward H. Hart.Bill Gonyo/Ron Reeves
Coghlan 74kUndated, location unknown.Robert M. Cieri
Coghlan 150kPhoto C&R 11033, dated 4 June 192?.Joe Radigan
Coghlan 134kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania View of the Yard's Delaware River waterfront, with the hammerhead crane in center, 31 May 1923. Among the ships visible are: USS Dobbin (AD-3),fitting out at left; Destroyers Sharkey (DD-281), Coghlan (DD-326) and Preston (DD-327), at right; and USS Lamson (DD-328), astern of Preston with two other destroyers moored inboard. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Coghlan 177kUSS Coghlan (DD-326) underway in the vicinity of Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 1925. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 55251-A.Robert Hurst
Coghlan 242kCrew photo circa 1926. Karen's grandfather, William Francis (Bill) Farrell, is the sailor pictured directly behind the lifering to the right (i.e., the one with his Dixie cup cocked over one eye).Karen Graebener
Coghlan 119kUSS Coghlan (DD-326); and USS Preston (DD-327) At Trieste, Italy, 26 March 1926. Collection of C. Kauffman, 1977. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Coghlan 106kShips of Destroyer Division 27 moored with several yachts and other vessels in Venice Harbour, 3 April 1926. The destroyers are (from left centre to right centre): USS Preston (DD-327); USS Lamson (DD-328); USS Coghlan (DD-326) and USS Bruce (DD-329) USN Photo No NH86200.Robert Hurst

USS COGHLAN DD-326 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT Carl Hupp    Mar 31 1921 - Sep 13 1921
LCDR Joseph McEvers Bayard Smith    Sep 13 1921 - Jan 10 1922
LCDR George Maus Lowry    Jan 10 1922 - Dec 28 1923 (Later RADM)
LCDR Mark Leslie Hersey Jr.    Dec 28 1923 - Jun 2 1927
LCDR Thomas Moran    Jun 2 1927 - 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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