Allied Warships

Destroyers

Gridley class

4 ships


The destroyer USS McCall of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeDestroyer
Displacement1860 BRT 
Length341 feet 
Complement158 men 
Armament4 5" guns
16 21" torpedo tubes 
Max speed38.6 knots
EnginesGeared turbines. 2 screws 
Power50,000 shp 
Notes on class

The Gridley class ships, 4 ships, was based on the Mahan class, using the same hull but only a single smoke stack and 16 torpedo tubes. They had a much improved power plants from the previous Mahan ships making them considerably faster.

Gridley class destroyer made the highest recorded speed of any US Navy destroyer.

US Navy destroyer classes during WWII:
Sampson - Caldwell - Wickes - Clemson - Farragut - Porter - Mahan - Gridley - Bagley - Somers - Benham - Sims - Benson / Gleaves - Fletcher - Allen M. Sumner - Gearing

 


All ships of the Gridley class


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USS Craven (DD 382)
USS Gridley (DD 380)
USS Maury (DD 401)
USS McCall (DD 400)


4 Destroyers of the Gridley class.

See all Destroyer classes.


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