Paul Jones Class Destroyer (1900)

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Three Paul Jones class destroyers were completed for the U.S. Navy in 1903. They are sometimes considered three of thirteen vessels of a composite class, the Bainbridge class of early American destroyers.

Overview of 3 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Paul Jones Fore River 20 Apr, 1899 14 Jun, 1902 14 Dec, 1903
Perry Fore River 21 Apr, 1899 27 Oct, 1900 14 Dec, 1903
Preble Fore River 21 Apr, 1899 2 Mar, 1901 14 Dec, 1903

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 and
  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on

Paul Jones Class Destroyer
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