Allied Warships


Bagley class

8 ships

The destroyer USS Mugford (DD 389) of the US Navy.

Technical information

Displacement2245 BRT 
Length341 feet 
Complement158 men 
ArmamentArmament 4 x 5"/38AA (4x1)
4 x 0.5" MG
16 x 21" TT.(4x4).  
Max speed38.5 knots
EnginesGeneral Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws 
Power49.000 SHP 
Notes on class

Range 6500 nautical miles at 12 knots.

These destroyers were based on the previous Gridley class but had the power plants of the older Mahan class making them slower than the Gridleys.

All 8 of them were located at Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941 as Destroyer Squadron Four. They fought throughout the war in the Pacific and were scrapped after the war in 1946 and 1947.

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 Bagley class

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USS Bagley (ii) (DD 386)
USS Blue (i) (DD 387) Lost on 23 Aug 1942
USS Helm (DD 388)
USS Henley (i) (DD 391) Lost on 3 Oct 1943
USS Jarvis (i) (DD 393) Lost on 9 Aug 1942
USS Mugford (DD 389)
USS Patterson (DD 392)
USS Ralph Talbot (DD 390)

8 Destroyers of the Bagley class. 3 of them were lost.

See all Destroyer classes.

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