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Photo # NH 98819:  USS Charles Ausburn transiting the Panama Canal, circa 1922-1930

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USS Charles Ausburn (Destroyer # 294, later DD-294), 1920-1931

USS Charles Ausburn, a 1190-ton Clemson class destroyer built at Squantum, Massachusetts, was commissioned in March 1920. Originally intended to be named Ausburn, and launched as such in mid-December 1919, she received her definitive name a month before completion. When the Navy formally adopted its hull number system in July 1920, she was designated DD-294. Throughout her career Charles Ausburn was primarily employed in the Atlantic and Caribbean, though participation in large U.S. Fleet exercises took her to the Pacific at least once. The destroyer also deployed to Europe and the Mediterranean Sea in 1925-1926. A year earlier, in mid-1924, she operated in the North Atlantic in support of a flight around the World by U.S. Army aircraft. Another aviation-related assignment took place in the fall of 1923, when she was temporarily fitted to operate a seaplane, an early attempt to use smaller warships to take aircraft to sea. Following a decade of service, USS Charles Ausburn was decommissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in May 1930. She was sold for scrapping in January 1931.

This page features all the views we have related to USS Charles Ausburn (Destroyer # 294, later DD-294).


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Photo #: NH 59853

USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294)


Photographed circa 1922-1930.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 98819

USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294)


Transiting the Panama Canal, circa 1922-1930.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 107KB; 740 x 490 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 59852

USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294)


In port, with a TS-1 floatplane (Bureau # A6300) on a platform in front of her bridge, circa 1923.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 96KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 98811

USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294)


At Boston, Massachusetts, after returning from supporting the Army round-the-World flight, September 1924.
Panoramic photograph by J.C. Crosby, 46 Main St., Somerville, Mass.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 112KB; 1200 x 470 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 59852-A

Naval Aircraft Factory TS-1 floatplane
(Bureau # A6300)

On a platform on board USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294), circa 1923.
This image is cropped from Photo # NH 59852.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 98820

Naval Aircraft Factory TS-1 floatplane

(Bureau # A6300)

Carried on board USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294), circa 1923.
This image is a halftone reproduction.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 115KB; 675 x 675 pixels

 


In addition to the images presented above, the National Archives appears to hold at least one other view of USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294). The following list feature this image:

The image listed below is NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".


  • Photo #: 80-G-1034846
    USS Charles Ausburn (DD-294) in harbor, 1924. Photographed by Tanzin.
    Starboard bow surface view, showing the ship at rest.

    Reproductions of this image should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.

    The image listed in this box is NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".


  • If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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