Allied Warships


Caldwell class

4 ships

The destroyer USS Conway (i) (DD 70) of the US Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1.125 BRT 
Length316 feet 
Complement100 men 
Armament4 x 4inch
2 x 1pdr AA
12 x 21inch TT 
Max speed30 knots
EnginesGeared turbines 
Notes on class

Only three ships, out of six, were left in the reserve fleet at the outbreak of the Second World War. They were recommissioned in 1940 for transfer to Great Britain.

US Navy destroyer classes during WWII:
Sampson - Caldwell - Wickes - Clemson - Farragut - Porter - Mahan - Gridley - Bagley - Somers - Benham - Sims - Benson / Gleaves - Fletcher - Allen M. Sumner - Gearing


US Navy US Navy ships of the Caldwell class

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USS Conner (i) (DD 72) (To Great Britain as HMS Leeds)
USS Conway (i) (DD 70) (To Great Britain as HMS Lewes)
USS Stockton (i) (DD 73) (To Great Britain as HMS Ludlow)

High speed transport

USS Manley (APD 1)

4 Destroyers of the Caldwell class.

See all US Navy Destroyer classes.

Books dealing with this subject include:

World War I & II American Destroyers & High Speed Transport (APD-1), Caldwell Class, Borchers, Duane D., Sr.,

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