|Armament||5 5" guns|
various smaller guns
5 21" torpedo tubes
2 Hedge hogs
|Max speed||35 knots|
|Notes on class|
This was the second class of destroyers, after Benson / Gleaves, built during the war. 175 of these were delivered in 2 years. They were slightly heavier than previous class and had increased anti-aircraft armament.
These ships were popular with their crews and were successful, some being in service into the Vietnam war.
US Navy destroyer classes during WWII:
All ships of the Fletcher class
See all Destroyer classes.
DD 522 : Diary of a destroyer
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