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Cassin-class destroyer
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USS Cassin (DD-43)
Class overview
Name: Cassin-class destroyer
Operators:  United States Navy
 United States Coast Guard
Preceded by: Paulding class destroyer
Succeeded by: Aylwin class destroyer
Completed: 4
Retired: 4
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1,020 tons (normal)
1,139 tons (full load)
Length: 305 ft 3 in
Beam: 30 ft 4 in
Draft: 9 ft 3 in
Propulsion: 4 Boilers
2 Parsons Turbines
15,307 hp (11,414 kW)
Speed: 30.1 knots
Capacity: 312 tons/oil (fuel)
Complement: 8 Officers
8 Chief Petty Officers
90 Enlisted
Armament: Four 4"/50 caliber guns
Four 18" twin torpedo tubes

Four destroyers in the United States Navy formed the Cassin-class. All served as convoy escorts during World War I. The Cassins were the first of six "second-generation" 1000-ton four-stack destroyer classes that were front-line ships of the Navy until the 1930s.

They were the first to carry the new 4 inch (102 mm) gun. The number of torpedo tubes were doubled from the four carried by the Paulding-class to eight. The additional armament significantly increased their tonnage to over 1,000 tons and decreased their speed to less than thirty knots (56 km/h).

The Aylwin-class was built concurrently, and those four ships are often considered to be Cassins.

Ships in class

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