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USS Gwin was a Caldwell-class destroyer launched on December 22, 1917. It was commissioned on March 18, 1920 under Lt. Comdr. H. H. Bousen’s command with the hull number DD-71 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 100 people on board and had the main missions in Puget Sound, California, Panama Canal, Newport or Charleston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 25, 1937 and sold for scrapping in 1939 to the Union Shipbuilding Company in Baltimore.