USS Cassin Young DD-793
USS Cassin Young (DD-793), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was a ship of the United States Navy named for Captain Cassin Young (1894-1942), who was awarded the Medal of Honor after Pearl Harbor and killed in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Cassin Young (DD-793) was launched 12 September 1943 by Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, California; sponsored by Mrs. C. Young; and commissioned 31 December 1943, Commander E. T. Schrieber in command.
These deck mounted torpedoes had a range of 3-7 miles, depending on speed and required a four man crew to aim and fire. Used against surface ships, when impacting its target, the torpedo had the power to sink it.
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