(DD-35; dp. 742; l. 293'11"; b. 27'; dr. 9'5"; s. 30.5 k.; cpl. 83; a. 4 3", 8 18" TT.; cl. Monaghan)
The first Ammen (DD-35) was launched 20 September 1910 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N. J.; sponsored by Miss Eithel C. Andrews; and commissioned 23 May 1911, Lieutenant (junior grade) L. W. Townsend in command.
Ammen was assigned to the Torpedo Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet, and patrolled off the Atlantic coast until June 1917. During 22 April-27 May 1914 she supported the occupation of Veracruz Mexico. She sailed from NewYork 17 JUne 1917, as part of the escort group of the First Expeditionary Force, arriving at St. Nazaire, France, 2 July. During the remainder of World War I she patrolled out of Queenstown, Ireland.
She returned to the United States in January 1919 and made a cruise in the Gulf of Mexico before going out of commission at Philadelphia Navy Yard 11 December 1919. Between 28 April 1924 and 22 May 1931 she served with the Coast Guard on anti-rum runner patrol. Ammen was renamed DD-55, 1 July 1933 and scrapped the following year.