USS Cassin


The Cassin class destroyers were a new approach to destroyer construction and were larger, more powerful and heavier armed than the preceding classes. Not only was the number of torpedo tubes raised to eight, but they were also the first destroyers to carry the new 4" gun. The second batch of four ships with the lead ship USS Aylwin is sometimes regarded as a seperate class. All ships entered service between 1913 and 1915.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 597

Basic damage control capacity: 84%


Displacement: 1010 tons

Length: 92 m

Width: 9 m

Draught: 2 m

Standard crew: 98


Maximum speed (undamaged): 29 knots

Endurance: 5559 km

Coal capacity: 241 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 0

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 0

Deck armour: 0

Best armour type: None


4 x 4in/50 Mk 7, centrally controlled. Ammo: 1200 rounds

8 x 18in Mk 7 Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 6 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • Cassin
  • Cummings
  • Downes
  • Duncan
  • Aylwin
  • Parker
  • Benham
  • Balch