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Sampson-class destroyer
USS Sampson DD-63.jpg
USS Sampson (DD-63)
Class overview
Name: Sampson class destroyer
Operators:  United States Navy
 United States Coast Guard
Preceded by: Tucker-class destroyer
Succeeded by: Caldwell-class destroyer
Completed: 6
Retired: 6
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Type: Sampson class destroyer
Displacement: 1,111 tons (normal)
1,225 tons (full load)
Length: 315 ft 3 in (96.1 m)
Beam: 30 ft 7 in (9.3 m)
Draft: 10 ft 9 in (3.3 m)
Propulsion: 4 Boilers
2 Curtis Turbines: 17,696 horsepower
Speed: 29.5 knots (55 km/h)
Complement: 99 officers and crew
Armament:

4 × 4-inch (100 mm)/50 guns
2 × 1-pdr (450 g) guns

12 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (4 × 3)

The Sampson-class destroyers served in the United States Navy during World War I. Commissioned in 1916 and 1917, the class was a slight modification of the O'Brien-class and Tucker-class, with the number of 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes increased from four twin-mounts to four triple-mounts.

History[edit | edit source]

Most of the ships of the Sampson class served in World War I along with service in the United States Coast Guard as part of the Rum Patrol. While the other ships of the Sampson class were retired and scrapped in the 1930s, the USS Allen survived into the 1940s and served through World War II before being decommissioned and scrapped.

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