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USS Bainbridge DD-1

‘Tin Cans’ are still the ‘ Greyhounds of the Sea’   The first ‘Greyhound of the Sea,’ also known as a ‘Tin Can,’ was commissioned December 23, 1903.  The USS Bainbridge had a crew of four Officers and 69 Sailors and was armed with two 3-inch guns, five 6-pounders, and two 18-inch torpedo tubes.


U.S. Navy

October 13, 1775–Present

375,000 personnel
290 ships
3,700 aircraft
11 Aircraft carriers
10 Amphibious assault ships
9 Amphibious transport docks
12 Dock landing ships
22 Cruisers
55 Destroyers
30 Frigates
71 Submarines