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TORPEDO SHIPS

SAMPSON destroyers (1916-1917)

Sampson 1916

Allen 1942

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DD63 Sampson 242 Fore River, Quincy 4/1915 4/3/1916 6/1916 stricken 1/1936
DD64 Rowan 243 Fore River, Quincy 5/1915 23/3/1916 8/1916 stricken 1/1936
DD65, 3/1926- CG21, 6/1933- DD65 Davis 67 Bath Iron Wks 5/1915 15/8/1916 10/1916 Coast Guard cutter 3/1926, destroyer 6/1933, stricken 7/1934
DD66 Allen 68 Bath Iron Wks 5/1915 5/12/1916 1/1917 stricken 11/1945
DD67, 3/1926- CG25, 4/1934- DD67 Wilkes 422 Cramp, Philadelphia 3/1915 18/5/1916 11/1916 Coast Guard cutter 3/1926, destroyer 4/1934, stricken 7/1934
DD68, 3/1926- CG22, 6/1933- DD68 Shaw, 11/1933- unnamed   Mare Island N Yd, Vallejo 2/1916 9/12/1916 4/1917 Coast Guard cutter 3/1926, destroyer 6/1933, stricken 7/1934
  

Displacement normal, t

1100

Displacement full, t

1225

Length, m

96.1

Breadth, m

9.10

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

DD63 - 65: 2 Curtis steam turbines / 2 steam turbines for cruising, 4 Yarrow boilers

DD66 - 68: 2 Curtis steam turbines / 1 steam turbine for cruising, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

17500

Max speed, kts

29.5

Fuel, t

oil 310

Endurance, nm(kts)

4300(14)

Armament

4 x 1 - 102/50 Mk IX, 2 x 1 - 37/43 Mk VI/VII, 4 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCR

Complement

99

Ship project history: The last of the 'thousand tonners', these six ships were authorized in June 1914. They incorporated both AA weapons (two 1pdr) and a new triple 533mm TT, which had been incorporated in the characteristics for Destroyer 1916, ie for the ships to be authorized in 1915, which became the Caldwell class.

    DD 66-68 each had a single cruising turbine that could be geared to one shaft. The other ships all had paired cruising turbines.

Modernizations: 1917 - 1918, all: - 1 x 1 - 37/43 (on most ships); + 1 DCT (Y-gun)

1930s, all survived: - (1 - 2) x 1 - 37/43; + 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

1942 - 1943, Allen: - 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 1 DCT (Y-gun); + 6 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 6 DCT, presumably SA, SE radars; displacement increased to 1152/1433t.

Naval service: About half of ships of this class served in the European waters in 1917-1918.

Allen

Ivan Gogin, 2014