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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

LAWRENCE destroyers (1903)

Lawrence 1903

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DD8 Lawrence 103 Fore River, Quincy 4/1899 7/11/1900 4/1903 stricken 9/1919
DD9 MacDonough 104 Fore River, Qunicy 4/1899 24/12/1900 9/1903 stricken 11/1919
  

Displacement normal, t

430

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

75.1

Breadth, m

6.78

Draught, m

2.03 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Normand/Fore River boilers

Power, h. p.

8400

Max speed, kts

28.4 (trial)

Fuel, t

DD8: coal 123

DD9: coal 110

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

7 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 2 x 1 - 450 TT (4)

Complement

78

Ship project history: Authorized under the Act of 4/5/1898. Turtle deck forward and four funnels in one group with two single TTs aft and far aft. Apparently the least satisfactory sea-boats of the '400-tonners' as the gun armament of 2 76mm and 5 57mm was reduced before commission to 7 57mm. Designed speed of 30kts was not made on trials by at least a knot.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014