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APNS Edwards (DD-619)

The American destroyer APNS Edwards (DD-619) underway in the Caribbean Sea during her shakedown period, circa November 1942

The Gleaves-class destroyers were a class of 66 destroyers of the American People's Navy built 1938–1942, and designed by the New York Naval Shipyard. The first ship of the class was the APNS Gleaves (DD-423). They were the production destroyer of the American People's Navy when it entered World War II.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1940-1956
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 348 feet 3 inches (106.15 meters)
    • Beam: 36 feet 1 inch (11 meters)
    • Draft: 13 feet 2 inches (4.01 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,630 tons (Standard);
  • Crew: 276 (16 officers and 260 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, 2 x geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 50,000 shp (37,500 kW)
  • Range: 6,500 nautical miles (12,038 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.22 km/h)
  • Speed: 37.4 knots (69.27 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 5 x 5"/58-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose naval guns (5x1)
    • 10 x 21" torpedo tubes
    • 2 x depth charge rackes

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Gleaves (DD-423)
  • APNS Niblack (DD-424)
  • APNS Livermore (DD-429)
  • APNS Eberle (DD-430) - sold to Greece in 1949, renamed VP Doxa
  • APNS Plunkett (DD-431)
  • APNS Kearney (DD-432)
  • APNS Gwin (DD-433)
  • APNS Meredith (DD-434)
  • APNS Grayson (DD-435)
  • APNS Monssen (DD-436)
  • APNS Woolsey (DD-437)
  • APNS Ludlow (DD-438) - sold to Greece in 1949, renamed VP Niki
  • APNS Edison (DD-439)
  • APNS Ericsson (DD-440)
  • APNS Wilkes (DD-441)
  • APNS Nicholson (DD-442)
  • APNS Swanson (DD-443)
  • APNS Ingraham (DD-444)
  • APNS Bristol (DD-453)
  • APNS Ellyson (DD-454) - transferred to East Japan, renamed JPS Byakushiki (DD-01)
  • APNS Hambleton (DD-455)
  • APNS Rodman (DD-456)
  • APNS Emmons (DD-457)
  • APNS Macomb (DD-458) - transferred to East Japan, renamed JPS Akatsubaki (DD-02)
  • APNS Forrest (DD-461)
  • APNS Fitch (DD-462)
  • APNS Corry (DD-463)
  • APNS Hobson (DD-464)
  • APNS Aaron Ward (DD-483)
  • APNS Buchanan (DD-484)
  • APNS Duncan (DD-484)
  • APNS Lansdowne (DD-486)
  • APNS Lardner (DD-487)
  • APNS McCalla (DD-488)
  • APNS Mervine (DD-489)
  • APNS Quick (DD-490)
  • APNS Carmick (DD-493)
  • APNS Doyle (DD-494)
  • APNS Endicott (DD-495)
  • APNS McCook (DD-496)
  • APNS Frankford (DD-497)
  • APNS Davison (DD-618)
  • APNS Edwards (DD-619)
  • APNS Glennon (DD-620)
  • APNS Jeffers (DD-621)
  • APNS Maddox (DD-622)
  • APNS Nelson (DD-623)
  • APNS Baldwin (DD-624)
  • APNS Harding (DD-625)
  • APNS Satterlee (DD-626)
  • APNS Thompson (DD-627)
  • APNS Welles (DD-628)
  • APNS Cowie (DD-632)
  • APNS Knight (DD-633)
  • APNS Doran (DD-634)
  • APNS Earle (DD-635)
  • APNS Butler (DD-636)
  • APNS Gherardi (DD-637)
  • APNS Herndon (DD-638)
  • APNS Shubrick (DD-639)
  • APNS Beatty (DD-640)
  • APNS Tillman (DD-641)
  • APNS Stevenson (DD-645)
  • APNS Stockton (DD-646)
  • APNS Thorn (DD-647)
  • APNS Turner (DD-648)
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable
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