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APNS Gridley (DD-380)

American destroyer APNS Gridley (DD-380) at sea.

The Gridley-class destroyers were a class of four 1500-ton destroyers in the American People's Navy.

The initial two ships were laid down on June 3th, 1935 and commissioned in 1937. The second two were laid down in March 1936 and commissioned in 1938.

Based on the Mahan-class destroyer, they had the same hull but had only a single stack and mounted sixteen torpedo tubes, an increase of four. To compensate for the increased torpedo armament weight, the gun armament was slightly reduced from five 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose naval guns to four. Their powerplants were also a significant upgrade from the Mahan-class, with steam pressure increased from 400 psi to 565 psi, superheated in both cases to 700F. APNS Maury (DD-401) made the highest trial speed ever recorded for an APN destroyer, 42.8 knots (79.27 km/h).

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1937-1946
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 340 feet 10 inches (103.89 meters)
    • Beam: 35 feet 10 inches (10.92 meters)
    • Draught: 12 feet 9 inches (3.89 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,590 tons (Standard); 2,219 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 158
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, 4 x geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts
  • Range: 5,520 nautical miles (10,223 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.22 km/h)
  • Speed: 38.5 knots (71.3 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 4 x 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose naval guns (4x1)
    • 4 x .50-caliber M2 Browning machine guns (4x1)
    • 7 x Oerlikon 20mm/70-caliber anti-aircraft cannons (7x1)
    • 16 x 21" torpedo tubes (4x4) - fires Mk.11/12/15 torpedoes
    • 4 x K-gun depth charge throwers
    • 2 x depth charge racks


Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Gridley (DD-380)
  • APNS Craven (DD-382)
  • APNS McCall (DD-400)
  • APNS Maury (DD-401)
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable

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