USS Mugford (DD-105)

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USS Mugford (DD-105)
Career (US)
Namesake: James Mugford
Builder: Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California
Laid down: 20 December 1917
Launched: 14 April 1918
Commissioned: 25 November 1918
Decommissioned: 7 June 1922
Struck: 19 May 1936
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1936
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: 8 ft 6 in (2.79 m)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 113 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm); 1 × 1 pdrs. (0.454 kg), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The first USS Mugford (DD-105) was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I. She was named for James Mugford.

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Mugford was laid down 20 December 1917 by Union Iron Works Company, San Francisco, California; launched 14 April 1918; sponsored by Mrs. George H. Fort; and commissioned 25 November 1918, Lt Comdr. John H. Everson in command.

Mugford joined the fleet for winter exercises off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in January 1919, then sailed north for operations along the coast between New York and Massachusetts until 21 November, when she left Newport for San Diego, arriving 22 December. Here she became tender to a seaplane division, and during the pioneering days of naval aviation cruised with her charges on exercises along the California coast, visiting the Panama Canal Zone in December 1920 and January 1921.

She was decommissioned at San Diego 7 June 1922, and was sold for scrap to Schiavone-Bonomo Corporation, New York City in 1936.

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