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USS O'Bannon (DD-177)
USS O'Bannon (DD-177)
Career (US)
Namesake: Presley O'Bannon
Builder: Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California
Laid down: 12 November 1918
Launched: 28 February 1919
Commissioned: 27 August 1919
Decommissioned: 27 May 1922
Struck: 19 May 1936
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 29 September 1936
General characteristics
Class & type: Wickes class destroyer
Displacement: 1,060 tons
Length: 314 ft 5 in (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)
Draft: 9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 101 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 x 4" (102 mm), 2 x 3" (76 mm), 12 x 21" (533 mm) tt.

The first USS O'Bannon (DD-177) was a Wickes class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I . She was named for Presley O'Bannon.


O'Bannon was laid down by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 12 November 1918, launched 28 February 1919, sponsored by Mrs. Henry O'Bannon Cooper descendant by marriage of Lt. O'Bannon, and commissioned at San Francisco 27 August 1919, Lt. Robert F. Gross in command.

O'Bannon sailed out of San Diego for exercises and training maneuvers along the coast of California and in Hawaiian waters throughout her career. In the spring of 1920 she conducted experiments with torpedoes, and then was in reserve commission from June to November, when she resumed her training schedule. She decommissioned at San Diego 27 May 1922, was struck from the Navy List 19 May 1936, and was sold 29 September 1936.

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