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Truxtun-class destroyer
USS Truxtun
USS Truxtun (DD-14)
Class overview
Name: Truxtun class destroyer
Builders: Maryland Steel Company
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Bainbridge-class destroyer
Succeeded by: Smith-class destroyer
Completed: 3
Retired: 3
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 433 long tons (440 t) normal
605 long tons (615 t) full load
Length: 259 ft 6 in (79.10 m)
Beam: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
Draft: 6 ft (1.8 m)
Propulsion: 4 Boilers
2 Vertical expansion engines
8,300 ihp (6,189 kW)
2 screws
Speed: 29.6 knots (54.8 km/h; 34.1 mph)
Capacity: 175 tons coal (fuel)
Complement: 3 Officers
75 Enlisted
Armament: • 2 × 3"/50 rapid fire guns
• 6 × 6-pounder rapid fire guns
• 2 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

Three Truxtun-class destroyers served in the United States Navy.

USS Truxtun (DD-14), USS Whipple (DD-15) and USS Worden (DD-16) were all built by Maryland Steel Company and commissioned in 1902. After service during World War I, all were sold in 1920 and converted to merchant vessels.

Part of the original 16 destroyers authorized by Congress in 1898, they escorted convoys during World War I.

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