|Builder:||Maryland Steel Company, Sparrows Point, Maryland|
|Launched:||3 July 1909|
|Commissioned:||22 October 1909|
|Displacement:||11,230 long tons (11,410 t)|
|Length:||403 ft (123 m)|
|Beam:||53 ft (16 m)|
|Draft:||24 ft 8 in (7.52 m)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Complement:||82 officers and enlisted|
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