USS Coghlan (DD-326)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Coghlan.
Career (US)
Namesake: Joseph Coghlan
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco
Laid down: 25 June 1919
Launched: 16 June 1920
Commissioned: 31 March 1921
Decommissioned: 1 May 1930
Struck: 22 October 1930
Fate: sold for scrapping 17 January 1931
General characteristics
Class & type: Clemson-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,215 tons
Length: 314 feet 5 inches (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 feet 8 inches (9.65 m)
Draft: 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 m)
Propulsion: 26,500 shp (20 MW);
geared turbines,
2 screws
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km)
  @ 15 kt
Complement: 122 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm), 1 × 3" (76 mm), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The first USS Coghlan (DD-326) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was named for Joseph Coghlan.

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Coghlan was launched 16 June 1920 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco, California; sponsored by Mrs. G. Coghlan; and commissioned 31 March 1921, Lieutenant (junior grade) C. Hupp in command.

Coghlan arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, 28 December 1921 for operations in East Coast and Caribbean waters. Coghlan took part in the funeral ceremonies for President Warren G. Harding at Washington (7–9 August 1923) and served as a plane guard in the North Atlantic (24 July – 6 September 1924) during the Army's round the-world flight.

From 18 June 1925 to 11 July 1926 she served with U.S. Naval Forces Europe in the Mediterranean protecting American interests. The destroyer returned to her cruising along the east coast and in the Caribbean, served as an exhibition vessel at the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition during the summer of 1926, cruised with the Special Service Squadron off Nicaragua (3 February – 31 March 1927), and took part in the Presidential Fleet Review, in Hampton Roads, 4 June 1927.

She was decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 May 1930, and sold for scrapping 17 January 1931 under terms of the London Naval Treaty.

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