Allied Warships


Sims class

12 ships

The destroyer USS Buck (DD 420) of the US Navy. She was lost on 9 Oct 1943.

Technical information

Displacement1720 BRT 
Length347 feet 
Complement251 men 
Armament5 5" guns
12 21" torpedo tubes 
Max speed37 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:
Sampson - Caldwell - Wickes - Clemson - Farragut - Porter - Mahan - Gridley - Bagley - Somers - Benham - Sims - Benson / Gleaves - Fletcher - Allen M. Sumner - Gearing


All ships of the Sims class

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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

12 Destroyers of the Sims class. 5 of them were lost.

See all Destroyer classes.

Sims class ships hit by U-boats (1)

9 Oct 1943USS BuckSunkU-616

US Destroyers 1934-45

Dave McComb

Books dealing with this subject include:

The Victory at Sea, W. S. Sims, 2012
US Destroyers 1934-45, Dave McComb, 2010

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