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Edsall Class, U.S. Destroyer Escorts


Photograph of Edsall-class destroyer escort

U.S. Navy


Specifications:


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
Machinery
2-shaft Fairbanks Morse diesel (6000 bhp)
Bunkerage 320 tons fuel oil
Range 10,800 nautical miles (20,000km) at 12 knots
Sensors
QC sonar
Modifications
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:

Kinzer      
arrived 1945-1-7


References

DANFS

Friedman (2004)

Whitley (1988)

Worth (2001)



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