Sea keeping capacity of Wickes class DD

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Sea keeping capacity of Wickes class DD

Postby Francis Marliere » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:56 am

Gentlemen,

do you know if the US Wickes class DD had good, normal or bad sea keaping capacities ?

Thanks for any help,

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Re: Sea keeping capacity of Wickes class DD

Postby tommy303 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:20 pm

If you are talking about the Wickes class of 1917 flush-decked, four-stackers, they had a very large turning radius, tended to squat at speed, were extremely wet forward in any kind of seaway, and if I recall, had excessive roll. They were also hampered by short cruising range.

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