USS CASSIN (DD-372)



Moored ahead of Pennsylvania and to port of Downes in Drydock No. 1, Cassin was pounded by 250KG bombs intended for Pennsylvania and the escaping Nevada. One bomb penetrated her hull and detonated on the floor of the drydock; fragments from this bomb pierced fuel tanks and started a severe fire. A second bomb hit Cassin amidships while her crew was abandoning ship, and she was quickly reduced to an inferno. When Drydock No. 1 was intentionally flooded to extinguish the oil fires from both destroyers, Cassin rolled off her blocks and came to rest on Downes. Totally destroyed, her surviving machinery was salvaged and fitted into a new hull, and the rebuilt Cassin rejoined the fleet in 1943.


SHIPS DATA

NAME: Cassin

HULL NUMBER: DD-372

DIMENSIONS:

Displacement: 1,500 tons
Waterline Length: 334'
Length Overall: 342'
Maximum Beam: 35'
Maximum Draft: 9' 8"

ARMAMENT:

4x5" 38 Cal (single mounting)
12x21" Torpedo Tubes (quadruple mounting)


PHOTO GALLERY

STERN VIEW OF CASSIN LEANING ON DOWNES
STERN VIEW OF DAMAGE



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