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USS Zeilin (DD-313)
Career (US)
Namesake: Jacob Zeilin
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco
Laid down: 20 February 1919
Launched: 28 May 1919
Commissioned: 10 December 1920
Decommissioned: 22 January 1930
Struck: 8 July 1930
Fate: sold for scrapping, 1930
General characteristics
Class & type: Clemson-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,215 tons
Length: 314 feet 4 12 inches (95.82 m)
Beam: 30 feet 1 12 inches (9.18 m)
Draft: 9 feet 9 34 inches (2.99 m)
Propulsion: 26,500 shp (20 MW);
geared turbines,
2 screws
Speed: 35 knots (64.82 km/h)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km)
  @ 15-knot (28 km/h)
Complement: 122 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm), 1 × 3" (76 mm), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The first USS Zeilin (DD-313) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was named for Jacob Zeilin.


Zeilin was laid down on 20 February 1919 at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation yard in San Francisco, California; launched on 28 May 1919; sponsored by Mrs. William P. Lindley; and commissioned on 10 December 1920 at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Lieutenant Commander James D. Moore in command.

Following shakedown, Zeilin reported for duty with Division 33, Squadron 11, Destroyers, Battle Force, based at San Diego, California. For the next nine years, she operated out of that port, conducting maneuvers with the fleet and training with independent ships. In July 1923, she suffered damage in a collision with Henderson (AP-1) in Puget Sound but, after repairs, resumed duty with the Battle Force Destroyers.

On 22 January 1930, Zeilin was decommissioned at San Diego. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 8 July 1930, and she was subsequently scrapped by the Navy.


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