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Warship Class - Wickes - Destroyer
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NameWickes
Primary CountryUnited States (Details)
PeriodWorld War I
Source of TextWikipedia
Credit Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickes-class_destroyer
TypeDestroyer
Succeeded ByClemson (Details)
Number Completed111
First Commisioned1918
Last Year Active1946
Other Nationsnone



History: The Wickes-class destroyers (DD-75 to DD-185) were a class of 111 destroyers built by the United States Navy in 1917–1919. Along with the 6 preceding Caldwell-class and 156 subsequent Clemson-class destroyers, they formed the "flush-deck" or "four-stack" type. Only a few were completed in time to serve in World War I, including USS Wickes, the lead ship of the class.

While some were scrapped in the 1930s, the rest served through World War II. Most of these were converted to other uses; nearly all in U.S. service had half their boilers and one or more stacks removed to increase fuel and range or accommodate troops.[2] Others were transferred to the British Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy, some of which were later transferred to the Soviet Navy. All were scrapped within a few years after World War II.

Type: Destroyer
Primary Country:
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

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Item created by: Lethe on 2019-03-20 12:17:42. Last edited by gdm on 2019-04-03 14:16:44

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