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USS McCalla (DD-488) Destroyer Warship (United States)

USS McCalla DD-488 was born during the fighting of World War 2 and finished her career in service to the Turkish Navy.

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USS McCalla (DD-488)

Service Year: 1942
Type: Destroyer Warship
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: Gleaves-class
Number-in-Class: 66

Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

Complement (Crew): 276
Length: 348.2 feet (106.13 meters)
Beam (Width): 36 feet (10.97 meters)
Draught (Height): 13.1 feet (3.99 meters)

Surface Displacement: 2,000 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance

Engine(s): 4 x Babcock and Wilcox boilers feeding 2 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines developing 50,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.

Surface Speed: 37.5 knots (43 mph)
Operational Range: 6,517 nautical miles (7,500 miles, 12,070 km)

Armament / Air Wing

5 x 5" (127mm) Dual Purpose (DP) main guns
6 x 20mm Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns
10 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes
2 x Depth Charge racks
6 x 0.50 caliber Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs)

Aircraft: None.

Global Operators

Turkey (as Giresun); United States

Ships-in-Class / Group (66)

USS Gleaves (DD-423); USS Niblack (DD-424); USS Livermore (USS-429); USS Eberle (DD-430); USS Plunkett (DD-431); USS Kearny (DD-432); USS Gwin (DD-433); USS Meredith (DD-434); USS Grayson (USS-435); USS Monssen (DD-436); USS Woolsey (DD-437); USS Ludlow (DD-438); USS Edison (DD-439); USS Ericsson (DD-440); USS Wilkes (DD-441); USS Nicholson (DD-442); USS Swason (DD-443); USS Ingraham (DD-444); USS Bristol (DD-453); USS Ellyson (DD-454); USS Hambleton (DD-455); USS Rodman (DD-456); USS Emmons (DD-457); USS Macomb (DD-458); USS Forrest (DD-461); USS Fitch (DD-462); USS Corry (DD-463); USS Hobson (DD-464); USS Aaron Ward (DD-483); USS Buchanan (DD-484); USS Duncan (DD-485); USS Lansdowne (DD-486); USS Lardner (DD-487); USS McCalla (DD-488); USS Mervine (DD-489); USS Quick (DD-490); USS Carmick (DD-493); USS Doyle (DD-494); USS Endicott (DD-495); USS McCook (DD-496); USS Frankford (DD-497); USS Davison (DD-618); USS Edwards (DD-619); USS Glennon (DD-620); USS Jeffers (DD-621); USS Maddox (DD-622); USS Nelson (DD-623); USS Baldwin (DD-624); USS Harding (DD-625); USS Satterlee (DD-626); USS Thompson (DD-627); USS Welles (DD-628); USS Cowie (DD-632); USS Knight (DD-633); USS Doran (DD-634); USS Earle (DD-635); USS Butler (DD-636); USS Gherardi (DD-637); USS Herndon (DD-638); USS Shubrick (DD-639); USS Beatty (DD-640); USS Tillman (DD-641); USS Stevenson (DD-645); USS Stockton (DD-646); USS Thorn (DD-647); USS Turner (DD-648)

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