Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos

 

p 48-1018 Sophie 7100 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk Virginia CLAXTON guns four four-inch 50 caliber one three-inch 23 caliber AA. Four twenty-one-inch triple torpedo tubes. Navy Yard, Mare Island. Authorized Nov 4, 1917. Commissioned September 13, 1919. Out of commission June 1922. 314 feet 4.5 inches. 30 feet 11.25 inch width. draft nine feet zero inches. Displacement 1154 tons. Tons per inch immersion 15.4 Speed 35.45 knots Two masts. Eight wardroom officers ten petty officers 104 enlisted. Parsons geared turbine engines. Four normal boilers. 26,675 horsepower main engines.Westinghouse turbo gen. Named for midshipman Claxton, 1812.
Subject: Sophie {S}{C}
Year: 1936