|Gridley & Benham classes||DESTROYERS|
|Displacement:||2,220 t (1,500 t Std)||Machinery:||4 (3) boilers*, 2 shafts||DP Guns:||4×1×5 in (127 mm)/38|
|Max Length:||340 ft 9 in||103.9 m||Max Power:||50,000 hp||36 775 kW||AA Guns:||6×1×.79 in (20 mm)|
|Beam:||36 ft 6 in||10.8 m||Max Speed:||38.5 kts||71.3 km/h||Torpedo Battery:||4×4×21 in (533 mm)|
|Draght:||13 ft 3 in||4.04 m||Range:||6,500 nm||12 000 km||Depth Charges:||2 roller racks, 4 throwers|
|Complement:||158 officers & enlisted||Bunkerage:||484 t fuel oil||Sensors:||Surface and air radars, sonar|
* Gridley class - 4, Benham class - 3 boilers. ** Armament as during the Battle of Midway (June 1942).
The Gridley and Benham classes destroyers introduced the next advance in machinery among the 1,500-tonners. The ships retained the basic hull of the previous Mahan class but featured an advanced powerplant with higher-pressure boilers, and a single stack to increase deck space for the heaviest torpedo battery ever among U.S. destroyers, reflecting an increased emphasis on torpedo tactics in vogue at the time they were designed.
The Gridleys and Benhams were armed with as many as sixteen 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes in four quadruple mounts—two on each side of the weather deck, fitted abaft the stack—but to do so, they sacrificed the midships 5 in (127 mm) dual-purpose gun of the Mahan and Farragut classes, leaving a total of only four (the forward two shielded against the weather, the others open). The anti-aircraft armament initially consisted of four .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns, but by the beginning of World War II, they were replaced with six single .79 in (20 mm) Oerlikon autocannons. Anti-submarine armament consisted of two depth charge roller racks, was also reinforced with four K-type depth charge throwers.
One Gridley class destroyer (DD-401 Maury) and two Benham class (DD-397 Benham and DD-398 Ellet) took part in the Battle of Midway as a part of Task Force 16 Destroyer Screen (Task Group 16.4).
|DD-380||Gridley||U. S. Navy Yard. Boston, MA||3||Jun||1935||1||Dec||1936||24||Jun||1937||Sold for scrap||20||Aug||1947|
|DD-382||Craven||Bethlehem Steel Corp. Quincy, MA||3||Jun||1935||25||Feb||1937||2||Sep||1937||Sold for scrap||2||Oct||1947|
|DD-400||McCall||Bethlehem Shipbuiding Corp. CA||17||Mar||1936||20||Nov||1937||22||Jun||1938||Sold for scrap||17||Nov||1947|
|DD-401||Maury||Bethlehem Shipbuiding Corp. CA||24||Mar||1936||14||Feb||1938||5||Aug||1938||Sold for scrap||13||Jun||1946|
|DD-397||Benham||Federal Shipbuilding. Kearny, NJ||1||Sep||1936||16||Apr||1938||2||Feb||1939||Sunk in action||15||Nov||1942|
|DD-398||Ellet||Federal Shipbuilding. Kearny, NJ||3||Dec||1936||11||Jun||1938||17||Feb||1939||Sold for scrap||1||Aug||1947|
|DD-399||Lang||Federal Shipbuilding. Kearny, NJ||5||Apr||1937||28||Aug||1938||30||Mar||1939||Sold for scrap||20||Dec||1946|
|DD-402||Mayrant||U. S. Navy Yard. Boston, MA||15||Apr||1937||14||May||1938||13||Sep||1939||Sunk as target||4||Apr||1948|
|DD-403||Trippe||U. S. Navy Yard. Boston, MA||15||Apr||1937||14||May||1938||1||Nov||1939||Sunk as target||3||Feb||1948|
|DD-404||Rhind||U. S. Navy Yard. Philadelphia, PA||22||Sep||1937||28||Jul||1938||10||Nov||1939||Sunk as target||22||Mar||1948|
|DD-405||Rowan||U. S. Navy Yard. Norfolk, VA||25||Jun||1937||5||May||1938||23||Sep||1939||Sunk in action||11||Sep||1943|
|DD-406||Stack||U. S. Navy Yard. Norfolk, VA||25||Jun||1937||5||May||1938||20||Nov||1939||Sunk as target||24||Apr||1948|
|DD-407||Sterett||U. S. Navy Yard. Charleston, SC||2||Dec||1936||27||Oct||1938||15||Aug||1939||Sold for scrap||10||Aug||1947|
|DD-408||Wilson||U. S. Navy Yard. Puget Sound, WA||22||Mar||1937||12||Apr||1939||5||Jul||1939||Sunk as target||8||Mar||1948|