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TRUXTUN destroyers (1902)

Truxtun 1902

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DD14 Truxtun 21 Maryland Steel, Sparrows Point 11/1899 15/8/1901 9/1902 stricken 9/1919
DD15 Whipple 22 Maryland Steel, Sparrows Point 11/1899 15/8/1901 10/1902 stricken 9/1919
DD16 Worden 23 Maryland Steel, Sparrows Point 11/1899 15/8/1901 12/1902 stricken 9/1919
  

Displacement normal, t

433

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

79.1

Breadth, m

7.08

Draught, m

1.83 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

8300

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

coal 171

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk III/V/VI, 6 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 2 x 1 - 450 TT (4)

Complement

73

Ship project history: Authorized under the Act of 4/5/1898. Resembled Hopkins class but funnels were lower. Truxtun being the fastest on trials with 29.58 kts.

Modernizations: 1910s, Truxtun, Worden: - 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + 2 x 2 - 450 TT

1910s, Whipple: - 2 x 1 - 450TT; + 1 x 2 - 450 TT

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014