Hull Number: DD-171
Launch Date: 07/04/2018
Commissioned Date: 08/07/2019
Decommissioned Date: 06/02/1930
Other Designations: DM-11
Data for USS Little (DD-79) as of 1921
Length Overall: 314’ 4 1/2"
Beam: 31' 8"
Draft: 9’ 2"
Standard Displacement: 1,191 tons
Full Load Displacement: 1,284 tons
Four 4″/50 caliber guns
One 3″/23 caliber anti-aircraft gun
Four 21″ triple torpedo tubes
8 Chief Petty Officers
2 Curtis Geared Turbines: 27,180 horsepower
Highest speed on trials: 34.7 knots
Namesake: OTWAY BURNS
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)
Otway Burns was born at Queen’s Creek, near Swansboro, NC, in 1775. During the War of 1812 he acquired letters of marque for the privateer Snap Dragon and commanded the fast little schooner on three cruises, having several encounters with British men-of-war, also taking numerous prizes. After the war he engaged in shipbuilding at Beaufort, NC, and spent 13 years in the General Assembly of North Carolina. In 1835 President Jackson appointed him keeper of the Brant Island Shoal Light, a position he held until his death 25 August 1850.
Stricken 11/18/1930. Sold 4/22/1932. Scrapped 1932.