Allied Warships

Destroyers

Somers class

5 ships


The destroyer USS Warrington (i) of the US Navy. She was lost on 13 Sep 1944.

Technical information

TypeDestroyer
Displacement1850 BRT 
Length371 feet 
Complement198 men 
Armament8 5" guns
various smaller guns
12 torpedo tubes 
Max speed37 knots
EnginesGeared-turbines 
Power52000 
Notes on class

The Somers class was designed to counter the new large destroyers being built by Japan in the early 30's. They used new boilers enabling them to use only one smokestack and add another torpedo tube mount. These ships were overweight and top heavy - all 4 surviving ships being scrapped in 1946.

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 Somers class


US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Davis (DD 395)
USS Jouett (DD 396)
USS Sampson (DD 394)
USS Somers (DD 381)
USS Warrington (i) (DD 383) Lost on 13 Sep 1944


5 Destroyers of the Somers class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Destroyer classes.


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