Allied Warships

Destroyers

Mahan class

18 ships


The destroyer USS Cassin of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeDestroyer
Displacement1500 BRT 
Length334 feet 
Complement158 men 
Armament5 5" guns
12 21" torpedo tubes 
Max speed36 knots
EnginesGeared-turbines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts 
Power42800 
Notes on class

Two of these ships, USS Dunlap and USS Fanning, are sometimes referred to being in the Dunlap class since they were slightly modified Mahan class ships. These ships were among 6 1500-ton destroyer classes meant to modernize the US Navy.

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 Mahan class


US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Case (DD 370)
USS Cassin (DD 372)
USS Conyngham (DD 371)
USS Cummings (DD 365)
USS Drayton (DD 366)
USS Dunlap (DD 384)
USS Fanning (DD 385)
USS Flusser (DD 368)
USS Shaw (DD 373)
USS Smith (DD 378)
USS Cushing (DD 376) Lost on 13 Nov 1942
USS Downes (DD 375)
USS Lamson (DD 367)
USS Mahan (DD 364) Lost on 7 Dec 1944
USS Perkins (DD 377) Lost on 29 Nov 1943
USS Preston (i) (DD 379) Lost on 15 Nov 1942
USS Reid (DD 369) Lost on 11 Dec 1944
USS Tucker (DD 374) Lost on 4 Aug 1942


18 Destroyers of the Mahan class. 6 of them were lost.

See all Destroyer classes.


Books dealing with this subject include:

The Good Shepherd, Forester, C.S., 1955 (transl.)



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