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Robert H. Smith-class destroyer
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Class overview
Name: Robert H. Smith class destroyer
Completed: 12
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 2,200 tons (standard)
Length: 376 ft 6 in (114.8 m)
Beam: 40 ft 10 in (12.5 m)
Draft: 18 ft 10 in (5.8 m)
Installed power: 60,000 shp (45 MW)
Propulsion:
  • Boilers: 4 Babcock & Wilcox
  • Drive: 2 screws; geared turbine
Speed: 34 kn (63 km/h) max
Range: 4,600 nmi (8,500 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)
Complement: 363 standard
Armament:
  • 6 × 5 in.(127 mm)/38 guns (in 3 twin Mk 38 mounts)
  • 8 × 40 mm/60 AA guns (Mk 2 and Mk 1 mounts)
  • 12 × 20 mm/70 AA guns
  • 2 × depth charge tracks
  • 4 × depth charge projectors
  • 80 × mines

The Robert H. Smith class of destroyer minelayers was built by the United States during World War II.

These vessels were all originally laid down as Allen M. Sumner class destroyers and converted during construction throughout 1944. In that time the United States produced 12 Robert H. Smith class destroyer minelayers. None of the Robert H. Smith class vessels ever laid a mine in wartime, though they were frequently employed in minesweeping. Minelayers did not carry torpedo tubes. Otherwise they were used interchangeably with other destroyer types.

General characteristics[edit | edit source]

  • Power: 60,000 shp (45 MW)
  • Fuel: 740 tons oil (max)

Robert H. Smith class ships[edit | edit source]

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