Hull Number: DD-98
Launch Date: 06/22/2018
Commissioned Date: 09/13/2018
Decommissioned Date: 07/07/2022
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: JOSEPH ISRAEL
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1980)
Joseph Israel entered the Navy as Midshipman 15 January 1801. He served in Maryland during the quasi-war with France and in Chesapeake, New York, and Constitution during operation in the Mediterranean against the Barbari pirates. Midshipman Israel was killed 4 September 1804 when ketch Intrepid exploded in the harbor of Tripoli during the valiant night effort to destroy the enemy shipping led by Lt. Somers. A monument to the memory of Israel and his fellow officers and men stands on the grounds of the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Stricken 1/25/1937. Sold 4/18/1939