Search: Sort by:
 
 
  Search


Photo by David Buell on www.navsource.org


CLASS - CLEMSON


Basic repeat Wickes Class, with 35% more fuel capacity to improve endurance problems.


Designed radius was 4900 nautical miles, at 15 knots.
Launched October 18 1919 and Commissioned April 6 1920.
Decommissioned July 18 1945.
Stricken August 13 1945.
Fate: Sold November 30 1945 to Boston Metals, Baltimore and broken up for scrap.
Displacement 1,215 Tons
Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,000 SHP; Parsons Design Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots
Crew 114

She constantly trained in maneuvers and battle practice and in addition, operated in the Yangtze, South China Sea and Neutrality Patrols in the South Atlantic. She escorted convoys from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco until 15 June 1943 when she arrived at Brooklyn to commence escort duty in the Atlantic.


The destroyer cruised along the coast and to North Africa escorting supply ships during the next 9 months.For the duration of the war. John D. Edward escorted convoys in the Atlantic and trained submarines off the Canal Zone. Following the end of the conflict in Europe the destroyer arrived Philadelphia 15 June 1945 and decommissioned there 28 July 1945. John D. Edward was sold to Boston Metal Co. Baltimore, Md., January 1946.


    DANFS   DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS

 

Select nao autorizado. You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'and a.id <> 880 order by ordem asc' at line 1