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CLASS - SOMERS


Displacement 2767 Tons (Full)


Launched July 30 1938 and commissioned November 9 1938.


Decommissioned October 19 1945.


Stricken November 1 1945.


Fate: Sold November 24 1947and broken up for scrap.


Dimensions, 381' (oa) x 36' 11" x 12' 5" (Max)


Armament 8 x 5"/38AA (4x2), 8 x 1.1" AA, 2 x 0.5" MG 12 x 21" tt.(4x3).


Machinery, 52,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws.


Speed, 37 Knots.


Range 7500 NM@ 15 Knots.


Crew 294.


Continuing to serve in the Caribbean, after the United States entered the war, DD 395 Davis also sailed on escort and patrol off Recife, Brazil, occasionally voyaging to the southern ports of the United States to pick up men and cargo, or to join convoys. On 19 July 1942 she rescued 10 men from the torpedoed British sailing ship Glacier. She sailed from Recife 19 December 1943 for a blockade runner Burgenland (7 January 1944) whom she transferred to the authorities at Recife upon arrival 9 January.



Photo. www.navsource.org By Ron reeves. Date and location unknown



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DANFS        DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS


 

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