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Displacement 2103 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 341' 4" (oa) x 35' 5" x 12' 4" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG, 12 x 21" tt.(3x4).
Machinery, 49,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 158.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard September 19 1934.
Launched September 14 1935 and commissioned September 15 1936.
Decommissioned December 13 1945.
Stricken January 28 1947.
Fate Sold December 31 1947 and broken up for scrap.

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Case 98kBorn in Newburgh, N.Y., 3 February 1812, Augustus Ludlow Case was appointed midshipman in 1828 and attained the rank of rear admiral 24 May 1872. He participated in the Wilkes Expedition of 1837-42 which explored the South Seas and discovered the Antarctic Continent; the Mexican War, 1846-48, when with 25 men he held the town of Palisada against the Mexican cavalry for two weeks to block the escape of General Santa Ana; and the Paraguay Expedition of 1859. In the Civil War he was Fleet Captain of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in its capture of Forts Clark and Hatteras in August 1861, and commanded Iroquois in the blockade of New Inlet, N.C. From 1869 to 1873 he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, and from 1873 to 1875, commanded the European Squadron and the combined European, North and South Atlantic Fleet assembled at Key West in 1874. Retired in 1875, Admiral Case died in Washington 16 February 1893.Bill Gonyo
Case 117kUndated, location unknown. Pre war image showing the basic design on the Mahan class.-
Case 96kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan
Case 90kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Case 117kUndated, Western Mediterranean.Marc Piché
Case 227kThe September 1934 twin launching of the USS Case DD 370 and USS Conyngham DD 371 at the Boston Navy Yard. USS Case is on the right. Dale Hargrave
Case 102kUSS Case (DD-370), USS Shaw (DD-373), USS Cummings (DD-365) and USS Tucker (DD-374) with USS Brooklyn (CL-40) behind in Auckland, New Zealand March 1941.Gary Hines
Case 82kDestroyer Division Six, Destroyer Squadron Three (DesDiv6, DesRon3) at San Diego, California, in October 1941. Ships are (from inboard): USS Clark (DD 361), Squadron flagship, USS Case (DD 370), Division flagship, USS Cummings (DD 365), USS Shaw (DD 373) and USS Tucker (DD 374). Note that these destroyers are painted in at least two different camouflage schemes. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Joe Radigan
Case 52kUnderway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California on 20 February 1942. Photo 80G13060.Daniel Dunham/Robert Hurst
Case 65kForward plan view of USS Case (DD 370) at Mare Island on 21 Nov 1943.Darryl Baker
Case 154kAft plan view of USS Case (DD 370) at Mare Island on 21 Nov 1943.Darryl Baker
Case 137kNovember 21 1943 at Mare Island.Ed Zajkowski
Case 87kBroadside view of USS Case (DD 370) off Mare Island on 23 Nov 1943. She was in overhaul at the shipyard from 9 Oct until 27 Nov 1943.Darryl Baker

USS CASE DD-370 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR John Summerfield Roberts    Sep 15 1936 - Jun 11 1938
CDR Maurice Edwin Curts     Jun 11 1938 - Dec 1 1940 (Later ADM)
LCDR Horatio Donald Smith    Dec 1 1940 - Jan 6 1942
CDR Robert William Bedilion    Jan 6 1942 - Aug 19 1942
CDR Daniel Thomas Birtwell Jr.    Aug 19 1942 - Jul 27 1943
CDR Charles Melville Howe III    Jul 27 1943 - May 9 1944
CDR Robert Soule Willey    May 9 1944 - Dec 13 1945

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Historical Center Pearl Harbor Action Report
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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