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Displacement 1,125 Tons, Dimensions, 315' 6" (oa) x 31' 2" x 11' 6" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 1pdr AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 18,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30 Knots, Crew 100.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Seattle Construction & Drydock Company on June 21 1917.
Launched December 22 1917 and commissioned March 18 1920.
Gwin decommissioned at Philadelphia June 28 1922 and
berthed with the reserve fleet until her sale.
Stricken January 25 1937.
Fate Sold March 16 1939 to Union Shipbuilding, Maryland and broken up for scrap.

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Gwin 75kPhoto #: NH 66627. Lieutenant Commander William Gwin, USN (1832-1863) engraved portrait by J.C. Buttre, New York, featuring a facsimile of Gwin's signature below the figure. Lieutenant Commander Gwin lost his life as a result of injuries suffered in combat on the Yazoo River on 27 December 1862, while he was in command of USS Benton. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Gwin 60kPhoto #: NH 53606, USS Gwin (Destroyer # 71) steaming at high speed while running trials in Puget Sound, Washington, circa early 1920. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Gwin 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
Gwin 140kNARA 19-N-2954. March 3 1920 high speed run at 15.9 knots. Courtesy of Chris Wright.Robert Hurst/Ed Zajkowski

USS GWIN DD-71 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Herbert Horatio Bousen    Mar 18 1920 - Mar 20 1920
LTJG Adrian Ogle Rule Jr.    Mar 20 1920 - Jan 10 1921
LT  Frederick Lloyd Douthit    Jan 10 1921 - Jun 28 1922 

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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