|Armament||8 5" guns|
various smaller guns
12 torpedo tubes
|Max speed||37 knots|
|Notes on class|
The Somers class was designed to counter the new large destroyers being built by Japan in the early 30's. They used new boilers enabling them to use only one smokestack and add another torpedo tube mount. These ships were overweight and top heavy - all 4 surviving ships being scrapped in 1946.
US Navy destroyer classes during WWII:
US Navy ships of the Somers class
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|USS Davis (DD 395)|
|USS Jouett (DD 396)|
|USS Sampson (DD 394)|
|USS Somers (DD 381)|
|USS Warrington (i) (DD 383)||Lost on 13 Sep 1944|
See all US Navy Destroyer classes.
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