USS Ludlow (DD-112)

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USS Ludlow (DD-112)
Career (US)
Namesake: Augustus C. Ludlow
Builder: Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California
Laid down: 7 January 1918
Launched: 9 June 1918
Commissioned: 23 December 1918
Decommissioned: 24 May 1930
Struck: 18 November 1930
Fate: Scrapped and sold, 10 March 1931
General characteristics
Class & type: Wickes class destroyer
Displacement: 1,060 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: 123 officers and enlisted
Armament: 3 × 4" (102 mm), 1 × 3" (76 mm), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The second USS Ludlow (DD–112) was a Wickes class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I. She was named for Augustus C. Ludlow.

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Ludlow was laid down 7 January 1918 at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, launched 9 June 1918; sponsored by Miss Elizabeth Imdlow Chrystie, a descendant of Lieutenant Ludlow; and commissioned 23 December 1918 Commander M. K. Metcalf in command.

Following west coast shakedown, Ludlow embarked on the continuous training program. On 17 July 1920 she was redesignated DM-10, A change of home ports followed 19 January 1921 when she arrived Pearl Harbor for 8 years with Mine Squadron 2, Fleet Base Force.

Ludlow joined in gunnery practice, mining operations antisubmarine training, and fleet battle problems in the Hawaiian Islands and off the west coast, and in 1929 trained Naval Reserves. Leaving Pearl Harbor 16 November 1929, she arrived San Diego the 26th, and there decommissioned 24 May 1930. Struck from the Navy list 18 November, she was scrapped and her metal sold 10 March 1931.

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