USS Champlin (DD-104)

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USS Champlin (DD-104)
Career (US)
Namesake: Stephen Champlin
Builder: Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California
Laid down: 31 October 1917
Launched: 7 April 1918
Commissioned: 11 November 1918
Decommissioned: 7 June 1922
Struck: 19 May 1936
Fate: Sunk in tests 12 April 1936
General characteristics
Class & type: Wickes class destroyer
Displacement: 1,191 tons
Length: 314 ft 5 in (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 ft 9 in (9.68 m)
Draft: 9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 122 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm); 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The first USS Champlin (DD-104) was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I. She was named in honor of Stephen Champlin.

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Champlin was launched 7 April 1918 by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California; sponsored by Miss G. H. Rolph; and commissioned 11 November 1918, Lieutenant Commander F. M. Knox in command.

Champlin arrived at Newport, Rhode Island, 12 December 1918 for duty with the Atlantic Fleet. After training operations in the Caribbean, she cleared New York City 19 November 1919 for San Diego, California. Arriving 24 December 1919, she went into reserve with the Pacific Fleet the same day, and cruised on training assignments with a reduced complement until decommissioned 7 June 1922. Laid up at San Diego until her assignment for use in experiments on 19 May 1933, Champlin was sunk in tests 12 August 1936.

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