|Armament||4 5" guns|
16 21" torpedo tubes
|Max speed||38.6 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines. 2 screws|
|Notes on class|
The Gridley class ships, 4 ships, was based on the Mahan class, using the same hull but only a single smoke stack and 16 torpedo tubes. They had a much improved power plants from the previous Mahan ships making them considerably faster.
Gridley class destroyer made the highest recorded speed of any US Navy destroyer.
US Navy destroyer classes during WWII:
All ships of the Gridley class
|USS Craven (DD 382)|
|USS Gridley (DD 380)|
|USS Maury (DD 401)|
|USS McCall (DD 400)|
See all Destroyer classes.
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