USS Perkins
DD 877 (Gearing Class)


Contributed by: Thomas Kennedy


Builder:          Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, TX 
Laid Down:        June 19, 1944
Launched:         Dec. 7, 1944
Completed:        April 5, 1945
Commissioned:     April 5, 1945
Decommissioned:   ?
Fate:             To Argentina, January 15, 1973


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The Gearing Class as Constructed

Displacement:  2,425 tons (3,300 tons full load)
Length:        390 feet 6 inches
Beam:          40 feet 10 inches
Draught:       14 feet 4 inches (mean)
Machinery:     four Babcock & Wilcox boilers;
               2-shaft geared turbines
Performance:   60,000 shp for 35 knots
Bunkerage:     740 tons
Range:         4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
Guns:          six 5 inch DP; twelve 40 mm;
               eleven 20 mm
Torpedoes:     ten 21 inch in two mounts

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