Lieutenant Commander Robert A. Dawes, Commanding Officer, U.S. Destroyer Wainwright, to Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in France
U. S. S. Wainwright,
Base Seven, [Brest, France]
9 June 1918.
From: Commanding Officer.
To: Commander U.S.Naval Forces in France.
Subject: Characteristics of U. S. S. Wainwright.
Reference: (a) Your Letter FMR/6-18/ of 8 June 1918.
1. In compliance with above reference, the following information is supplied:
(a) Displacement (approximate): 1150 tons.
(b) Length: 315 feet.
(c) Maximum speed: 29.6 knots.
(d) Draft (loaded) 10’ 7” forward, 11’ 00” aft.
(e) Radius at 10, 15, 20 and 25 knots:
10 knots – 3200 miles.
15 knots – 3000 miles.
20 knots – 2100 miles.
25 knots – 1100 miles.
(f) Radius of radio equipment: 1000 miles.
(g) Fuel capacity: 93906 gallon.
(h) Comments on sea keeping characteristics:
Generally excellent. So far as the experience of the present Commanding Officer is concerned, this vessel has been able to keep at sea under all conditions of weather.
(i) Battery: 4 – 4 inch guns, 4 double torpedo tubes.
(j) Type and number of depth charges: Type – U. S. Mark 11
Mod. 1. Number - 12.
2. This vessel is fitted with neither bomb tracks nor throwers. The tracks and throwers were to be installed during the refit period scheduled to begin about 15 June. The Y guns to be installed during refit are now on board this vessel.