Length: 246' 3" overall.

Beam: 22' 3" extreme.

Displacement: 400 long tons normal.

Draft: 10' 3"–10' 6" maximum.

Propulsion machinery: 2 vertical inverted triple-expansion engines; 8,400 ihp; 2 shafts.

Designed speed: 30 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 and built by the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, Lawrence and Macdonough were the least successful of the early destroyers. Though fitted with 3-inch rapid fire guns like the other classes, they proved unable to carry the weight and 6-pounders were substituted in 1906, bringing their total battery to 7 x 6-pounders.

Both operated in World War I. Post-war, they were retired, stricken from the Navy list in the fall of 1919 and sold in 1920.

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