Edsall Class, U.S. Destroyer Escorts

Photograph of Edsall-class destroyer escort

U.S. Navy


Tonnage 1253 tons standard
Dimensions 306' by 36'7" by 12'3"
93.27m by 11.15m by 3.73m
Maximum speed       21 knots
Complement 186
Armament 3 3"/50 AA guns
2 40mm Bofors AA guns
10 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
1x3 21" torpedo tubes
1 Hedgehog projector
8 depth charge projectors
2 depth charge racks
2-shaft Fairbanks Morse diesel (6000 bhp)
Bunkerage 320 tons fuel oil
Range 10,800 nautical miles (20,000km) at 12 knots
QC sonar
All received radar

The Edsalls, completed in 1943-44, were a response to criticism of the lack of torpedoes in the Evarts class. They combined the long hulls of the Buckleys with diesel machinery similar to that of the Evarts.

A number were converted to fast attack transports on the ways.

Units in the Pacific:

As destroyers:

Mills arrived 1945-5-7
Brister arrived 1945-6
Poole arrived 1945-6-14
Rhodes arrived 1945-6-15
Richey arrived 1945-6-15
Ramsden       arrived 1945-6-18
Blair arrived 1945-7

As fast attack transports:

arrived 1945-1-7



Friedman (2004)

Whitley (1988)

Worth (2001)

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