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USS McCalla (DD-488)


Destroyer Warship


United States | 1942



"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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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS McCalla (DD-488).
4 x Babcock and Wilcox boilers feeding 2 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines developing 50,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Propulsion
37.5 kts
43.2 mph
Surface Speed
6,517 nm
7,500 miles | 12,070 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS McCalla (DD-488).
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Personnel
Complement
348.2 ft
106.13 meters
O/A Length
36.0 ft
10.97 meters
Beam
13.1 ft
3.99 meters
Draught
2,000
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS McCalla (DD-488).
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)
Ships-in-Class (66)
Notable series variants as part of the USS McCalla (DD-488) family line as relating to the Gleaves-class group.
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)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS McCalla (DD-488). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of Turkey National flag of the United States

[ Turkey (as Giresun); United States ]
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Image of the USS McCalla (DD-488)
Image from the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
CLOSE-TO-SHORE
OFFSHORE BOMBARDMENT
LAND-ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
AIRSPACE DENIAL
FLEET SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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