CSS Sigsbee (DD-1931)


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These ships were duplicates of the previous Dewey class but introduced the first dual purpose armament to destroyers for the Confederate States Navy. Three twin 3.9" mountings with shields were fitted in place of the four single 5.1" of the Dewey class. The other important upgrade was to fit quadruple torpedo mountings in place of the Dewey classes triple mountings.

the deletion of the Y 5.1" mounting on the quarterdeck made room for a more comprehensive ASW depth charge outfit. Continual upgrades over the service life of the ships altered them a lot. Some had the A mounting replaced with a Hedgehog mounting. All had many radar updates.


Displacement 1,500 tons std 1,850 tons full load
Length 321.5 ft
Breadth 33 ft
Draught 12 ft
Machinery 2 shaft steam turbines, 45,000shp
Speed 37 knots
Range 4500 miles at 15 knots (1000 nm at 32 knots)
Armour Nil
Armament 6 x 3.9" (3x2)

6 x 40mm (3x2)

6 x 20mm (6x1)

Aircraft nil
Torpedoes 8 x 21" (2x4)
Complement 125
Notes CSS Sigsbee



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