Caldwell Class Destroyer (1917)
Six flush-deck Caldwell class destroyers were completed for the U.S. Navy in 1917 and 1918, soon after its entry into the war in April, 1917. Four of the six ships would travel to Ireland to help the war effort.
The Caldwells would be followed by huge orders for Wickes and Clemson class destroyers based on their design, but this paroxysm of construction would almost entirely miss its chance to help in the war.
|Overview of 6 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Caldwell||Mare Island||9 Dec, 1916||10 Jul, 1917||1 Dec, 1917|
|Craven||Norfolk||20 Nov, 1917||29 Jun, 1918||19 Oct, 1918||Scuttled May, 1946|
|Gwin||Seattle Construction||21 Jun, 1917||22 Dec, 1917||18 Mar, 1920|
|Conner||William Cramp & Sons||16 Oct, 1916||21 Aug, 1917||12 Jan, 1918||Broken up Mar, 1947|
|Stockton||William Cramp & Sons||16 Oct, 1916||17 Jul, 1917||26 Nov, 1917||Broken up May, 1945|
|Manley||Bath Iron Works||22 Aug, 1916||23 Aug, 1917||15 Oct, 1917||Stricken 5 Dec, 1945|
Design & Construction
- Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com).
|Caldwell Class Destroyer|
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