Hopkins Class Destroyer (1902)

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Two Hopkins class destroyers were completed for the U.S. Navy in 1903. They were turtleback destroyers with oil-fired boilers and are sometimes considered two of thirteen vessels of a composite class, the Bainbridge class of early American destroyers.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Hopkins Harlan & Hollingsworth 22 Feb, 1899 24 Feb, 1902 23 Sep, 1903
Hull Harlan & Hollingsworth 22 Feb, 1899 21 Jun, 1902 31 Jul, 1918

Design & Construction



See Also



  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com).

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