For other ships with the same name, see USS Sampson.
USS Sampson (DD-63)
Admiral William T. Sampson (1840–1902)
Fore River Shipbuilding Company
21 April 1915
4 March 1916
27 June 1916
7 January 1936
Sold 8 September 1936 to Boston Iron and Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD for $18,750.00 and scrapped.
Class and type:
1,111 tons (normal), 1,225 tons (full load)
315 ft 3 in (96.09 m)
30 ft 7 in (9.32 m)
10 ft 9 in (3.28 m)
2 Curtis Turbines: 17,696 hp (13,196 kW)
29.5 knots (54.6 km/h)
99 officers and crew
4 × 4-inch (100 mm)/50 guns
2 × 1-pdr (450 g) guns
12 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (4 × 3)
USS Sampson (DD-63) was the lead ship of her class of destroyers of the United States Navy. She was the first Navy ship named for Admiral William T. Sampson (1840–1902).
Sampson was laid down on 21 April 1915 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Company of Quincy, Massachusetts, launched on 4 March 1916, sponsored by Miss Marjorie Sampson Smith, and commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 27 June 1916, Commander B. C. Sampson in command.
1 Service history
1.1 World War I
1.2 Post war
1.2.1 4th Division, 2nd Flotilla Destroyer Force
3 See also
4 External links
World War I
Torpedo-boat destroyer Sampson was assigned to Division 9 of the Atlantic Destroyer Force and conducted shakedown training out of Narragansett Bay. During the First World War she was commanded by Lieutenant Commander Mark L. Hersey, Jr. – the son of Major General Mark L. Hersey. Hersey received the Navy Cross for distinguished service while commanding the Sampson and would rise to the rank of commodore during the Second World War.
After war games off Provincetown, Massachusetts, Sampson cleared Tompkinsville, New York on 15 May 1917 to join the escort screen of a convoy which touched at Halifax and reached Queenstown, Ireland, on 25 May 1917. She reported for duty with the United States Naval Forces operating in European waters and was assigned to convoy escort duty in the approaches to the British Isles, basing her operations from Queenstown. Two British-