USS Gridley file photo [31023]


CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGridley-class Destroyer
BuilderBethlehem Fore River Shipyard
Laid Down3 Jun 1935
Launched1 Dec 1936
Commissioned24 Jun 1937
Decommissioned18 Apr 1946
Displacement1,860 tons standard; 2,219 tons full
Length341 feet
Beam36 feet
Draft13 feet
MachineryBethlehem geared turbines with two screws
Power Output50,000 shaft horsepower
Speed38 knots
Range6,500nm at 12 knots
Armament4x5" anti-aircraft, 4x0.5" machine guns, 16x21" torpedo tubes


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24 Jun 1937 Gridley was commissioned into service.
28 Oct 1944 Destroyer USS Helm, assisted by destroyer USS Gridley and TBF Avenger aircraft from carrier USS Belleau Wood, sinks either Japanese submarine I-46 or I-54, 100 miles east of Samar, Philippines. [Both I-46 and I-54 were lost the same day in the same area so there is some uncertainty, but I-46 is more likely.]
18 Apr 1946 Gridley was decommissioned from service.


Gridley-class destroyer USS Gridley underway, 11 Aug 1937Gridley-class destroyer USS Gridley at anchor, late 1930s.20mm gun gallery along the portside flight deck of USS Enterprise at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 19 Mar 1942. Note the guns are absent from the mounts. Note also destroyers USS Gridley and Fanning in the background.

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