Tuesday, 31 January 2017

American destroyer USS Balch (1912) in 1923

Launched at Wm. Cramp&Sons, Philadelphia, USA in 1912, completed in 1914, displacement 1.036 tons, horsepower 16.000hp, oil fuelled turbine, all geared machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns,4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.