Young file photo [1982]

USS Young

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassFletcher-class Destroyer
BuilderConsolidated Steel, Orange, TX
Laid Down7 May 1942
Launched15 Oct 1942
Commissioned31 Jul 1943
Decommissioned31 Mar 1946
Displacement2050 tons standard; 2924 tons full
Length376 feet
Beam40 feet
Draft14 feet
MachineryGeneral Electric geared turbines with two screws
Power Output60000 SHP
Speed38 knots
Range6,500nm at 15 knots
Armament5x5" guns, 4x1.1" anti-aircraft, 4x20mm anti-aircraft, 10x21" torpedo tubes


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USS Young Operational Timeline

31 Jul 1943 Young was commissioned into service.
31 Mar 1946 Young was decommissioned from service.


Young off Charleston, SC, 18 Oct 1943

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Young off Charleston, SC, 18 Oct 1943

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