|Armament||5 5" guns|
12 21" torpedo tubes
|Max speed||37 knots|
|Notes on class|
This was the last class of destroyers completed for the US Navy prior to WWII. These ships were longer than their predecessors and led the way for the wartime production of larger, faster and more powerful destroyer classes.
Of the 12 ships 5 were lost during the war - none being in service after 1946.
US Navy destroyer classes during WWII:
All ships of the Sims class
|USS Anderson (DD 411)|
|USS Hughes (DD 410)|
|USS Morris (DD 417)|
|USS Mustin (DD 413)|
|USS Roe (DD 418)|
|USS Russell (DD 414)|
|USS Buck (DD 420)||Lost on 9 Oct 1943|
|USS Hammann (i) (DD 412)||Lost on 6 Jun 1942|
|USS O'Brien (i) (DD 415)||Lost on 19 Oct 1942|
|USS Sims (i) (DD 409)||Lost on 7 May 1942|
|USS Wainwright (DD 419)|
|USS Walke (i) (DD 416)||Lost on 15 Nov 1942|
See all Destroyer classes.
US Destroyers 1934-45
Books dealing with this subject include:
US Destroyers 1934-45, Dave McComb, 2010