Length: 250' 0"–250' 6" overall.

Beam: 22' 6"–23' 8" extreme.

Displacement: 433 long tons normal.

Draft: 9' 2"–9' 4" maximum.

Propulsion machinery: 2 vertical inverted triple-expansion engines; 7,000–8,000 ihp; 2 shafts.

Designed speed: 28–29 knots.


Torpedo battery: 2 x 18-inch torpedo tubes in two trainable single mounts.

Gun battery: 2 x 3-inch/50 caliber rapid fire guns in single pedestal mounts; 5 x 6-pounders.

Designed by the Navy, nine ships were built to the design for Bainbridge (Torpedo Boat Destroyer No. 1). Four builders participated in the program.

Seakeeping was considered excellent.

All served in World War I. Chauncey was sunk in a collision off Gibraltar on 19 November 1917. Post-war, the remainder were retired, stricken from the Navy list on 15 September 1919 and sold on 3 January 1920.

Sources: Bauer & Roberts; Naval History & Heritage Command including the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.