Length: 315' 3" overall.
Beam: 30' 6-1/2" extreme.
Displacement: 1,111–1,071 long tons normal.
Draft: 9' 5-3/4" mean.
Propulsion machinery: geared steam turbines; 17,000 shp; 2 shafts.
Designed speed: 29.5 knots.
Fuel bunkerage: 307 tons.
Designed complement: 6 officers; 96 enlisted.
Torpedo battery: 12 x 21-inch torpedo tubes in four trainable triple mounts.
Gun battery: 4 x 4-inch/50 caliber rapid fire guns in single pedestal mounts.
The Sampson class differed from the preceding Tucker class mainly in the increase in torpedo battery to twelve tubes. The Caldwell-class flush deckers that followed were similar to the Sampsons in overall length, general arrangement and armament.
1 Bureau of Construction and Repair’s General Information book for USS Sampson.
2 Bauer and Roberts.