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Gridley-class destroyer
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USS Gridley (DD-380)
Class overview
Name: Gridley class destroyer
Builders: Boston Navy Yard
Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation:
Fore River Shipyard
Union Iron Works
Operators: US flag 48 stars.svg United States Navy
Preceded by: Mahan-class destroyer
Succeeded by: Bagley-class destroyer
Built: 1935–1938
In commission: 1937–1946
Completed: 4
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1590 tons, 2219 tons full
Length: 340 ft 10 in (103.89 m)
Beam: 35 ft 10 in (10.92 m)
Draught: 12 ft 9 in (3.89 m)
Propulsion: 50,000 shp; Bethlehem Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed: 38.5 knots
Range: 6500 nm@ 12 knots
Complement: 158
Armament:

The Gridley-class destroyers were a class of four 1500-ton destroyers in the United States Navy.

The initial two ships were laid down on June 3, 1935 and commissioned in 1937. The second two were laid down in March 1936 and commissioned in 1938.

Based on the Mahan-class destroyer, they had the same hull but had only a single stack and mounted sixteen torpedo tubes. Their powerplants were also a significant upgrade from the Mahan class and made the highest speed ever recorded for a United States Navy destroyer.[1]

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