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USS Wainwright (DD-419)

Destroyer Warship

USS Wainwright DD-419 lived a relatively short service life with the USN, though its career took her through all of the American involvement in World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/16/2017
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Year: 1940
Ships-in-Class: 12
Named Ships: USS Sims (DD-409); USS Hughes (DD-410); USS Anderson (DD-411); USS Hammann (DD-412); USS Mustin (DD-413); USS Russell (DD-414); USS O'Brien (DD-415); USS Walke (DD-416); USS Morris (DD-417); USS Roe (DD-418); USS Wainwright (DD-419); USS Buck (DD-420)
Complement: 192
Length: 348.3 ft (106.16 m)
Width: 36 ft (10.97 m)
Height: 13.4 ft (4.08 m)
Displacement (Surface): 1,600 tons
Propulsion: High-pressure super-heated boilers feeding geared steam turbines developing 50,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 35 kts (40 mph)
Range: 3,658 nm (4,210 miles; 6,775 km)
Operators: United States


5 x 5" /38 caliber main guns in single-gunned turrets.
8 x 21" quadruple-tubed torpedo launchers.
4 x 0.50 caliber Browning M2 heavy machine guns.
2 x Depth charge racks (10 depth charges).

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