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USS Reuben James (DD-245)


Destroyer Warship


USS Reuben James DD-245 became the first United States Navy warship to be lost in the fighting of World War 2 when torpedoed on October 31st, 1941.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 9/26/2018
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Specifications


Year: 1920
Status: Lost-in-Service
Ships-in-Class: 156
Named Ships: USS Clemson (); USS Dalhgren (); USS Goldsborough (); USS Semmes (); USS Satterie (); USS Mason (); USS Graham (); USS Abel P. Upshur (); USS Hunt (); USS Welborn C. Wood (); USS George E. Badger (); USS Branch (); USS Herndon (); USS Dallas (); USS Chandler (); USS Southard (); USS Hovey (); USS Long (); USS Broome (); USS Alden (); USS Smith Thompson (); USS Barker (); USS Tracy (); USS Borie (); USS John D. Edwards (); USS Whipple (); USS Parrott (); USS Edsall (); USS MacLeish (); USS Simpson (); USS Bulmer (); USS McCormick (); USS Stewart (); USS Pope (); USS Peary (); USS Pillsbury (); USS John D. Ford (); USS Truxtun (); USS Paul Jones (); USS Hatfield (); USS Brooks (); USS Gilmer (); USS Fox (); USS Kane; USS Humphreys (); USS McFarland (); USS James K. Paulding (); USS Overton (); USS Sturtevant (); USS Childs (); USS King (); USS Sands (); USS Williamson (); USS Reuben James (DD-245); USS Bainbridge (); USS Goff (); USS Barry (); USS Hopkins (); USS Lawrence (); USS Belknap (); USS McCook (); USS McCalla (); USS Rodgers (); USS Osmond Ingram (); USS Bancroft (); USS Welles (); USS Aulick (); USS Turner (); USS Gillis (); USS Delphy (); USS McDermut (); USS Laub (); USS McLanahan (); USS Edwards (); USS Greene (); USS Ballard (); USS Shubrick (); USS Bailey (); USS Thornton (); USS Morris (); USS Tingey (); USS Swasey (); USS Meade (); USS Sinclair (); USS McCawley (); USS Moody (); USS Henshaw (); USS Meyer (); USS Doyen (); USS Sharkey (); USS Toucey (); USS Breck (); USS Isherwood (); USS Case (); USS Lardner (); USS Putnam (); USS Worden (); USS Flusser (); USS Dale (); USS Converse (); USS Reid (); USS Billingsley (); USS Charles Ausburn (); USS Osborne (); USS Chauncy (); USS Fuller (); USS Percival (); USS John Francis Burnes (ex-Swasey) (); USS Farragut (); USS Somers (); USS Stoddert (); USS Reno (); USS Farquhar (); USS Thompson (); USS Kennedy (); USS Paul Hamilton (ex-Hamilton) (); USS William Jones (); USS Woodbury (); USS S.P. Lee (); USS Nicholas (); USS Young (); USS Zeilin (); USS Yarborough (); USS La Vallette (); USS Sloat (); USS Wood (); USS Shirk (); USS Kidder (); USS Selfridge (); USS Marcus (); USS Mervine (); USS Chase (); USS Robert Smith (); USS Mullany (); USS Coghlan (); USS Preston (); USS Lamson (); USS Bruce (); USS Hulls (); USS Macdonough (); USS Farenholt (); USS Sumner (); USS Corry (); USS Melvin (); USS Litchfield (); USS Zane (); USS Wasmuth (); USS Trever (); USS Perry (); USS Decatur (); USS Hulbert ()l USS Noa (); USS William B. Preston (); USS Preble (); USS Sicard (); USS Pruitt ()
Complement: 159
Length: 314.4 ft (95.83 m)
Width: 31.7 ft (9.66 m)
Height: 9.3 ft (2.83 m)
Displacement (Surface): 1,235 tons
Propulsion: 4 x Boilers feeding 2 x Geared steam turbines developing 27,600 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 35 kts (40 mph)
Range: 4,866 nm (5,600 miles; 9,012 km)
Operators: United States




Armament



4 x 4" (100mm) main guns.
1 x 3" (76mm) Anti-Aircraft (AA) gun.
12 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes.

Air Wing



None.
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