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Fletcher-class destroyer
USS Fletcher (DD-445) off New York, 1942
Class overview
Name

Fletcher-class destroyer

Builder

United States Navy

Operator

United States Navy
Argentine Navy
Brazilian Navy
Chilean Navy
Colombian Navy
Hellenic Navy
Italian Navy
JMSDF
Mexican Navy
Peruvian Navy
ROKN
Spanish Navy
ROCN
Turkish Navy
West German Navy

Preceded by

Gleaves Class

Succeeded by

Allen M. Sumner Class

Built

3 March 1941 to 22 February 1945

In commission

4 June 1942 to 1971 (USN), 2001 (Mexico)

Completed

175

Lost

19 and 6 not repaired

Preserved

4

General characteristics
Type

Destroyer

Displacement
  • 2,050 tons (standar)
  • 2,500 tons (full load)
Length

114.8 m (376.5 ft)

Beam

12.0 m (39.5 ft)

Draught

5.3 m (17.5 ft)

Installed power

60,000 shp (45 MW)

Propulsion

4 oil-fired boilers
2 geared steam turbines
2 screws

Speed

36.5 knots (67.6 km/h; 42.0 mph)

Range

5,500 miles at 15 knots (8,850 km at 28 km/h)

Armament
  • 5 × single 5 inch (127 mm)/38 caliber guns
  • 6–10 × 40 mm Bofors AA guns (early ships carried 4 × 1.1 inch (28 mm) automatic cannon (1 × 4))
  • 7–10 × 20 mm Oerlikon cannons
  • 10 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2 × 5; Mark 15 torpedoes)
  • 6 × K-gun depth charge projectors
  • 2 × depth charge racks
Complement

329 officers and men

Clear

The Fletcher class destroyer came about in 1939 when the US Navy sought to create a superior new design addressing poor aspects found in previous destroyers. What they got was a destroyer design that was effective enough to provide excellent service in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Wars. In fact, they served until 1971 in the United States and in the Mexican Navy until 2001. A service life of nearly 60 years, most definitely a ship where the US made the money back that they put in.

DescriptionEdit

The Fletcher class (named for Admiral Frank F. Fletcher) was the largest class of destroyer ordered, and was also one of the most successful and popular with the destroyer men themselves. Compared to earlier classes built for the Navy, they carried a significant increase in anti-aircraft weapons and other weaponry, which caused displacements to rise. Their flush deck construction added structural strength, although it did make them rather cramped, as less space was available below decks compared with a raised forecastle.

DesignEdit

The Fletcher class was built to correct earlier problems in US destroyers. One of the biggest problems was weight and displacement issues. The rapid advance in naval technology was surpassing the number of destroyer designs built to accommodate it. For earlier destroyer designs, the US had attempted to make ships near on a 1500 ton limit. However, it was seen that this weight was a major limit on performance, especially range. The United States needed a class of destroyers with a potent assortment of weapons, high speed, and a long enough range to operate in the vast Pacific Ocean. Attempts to modify previous destroyers resulted in problems with overall weight and top heaviness. So the Fletcher Class was designed to be larger, with a standard displacement of roughly 2000 tons. This larger displacement made the Fletcher vessels much less top heavy, allowing them to be modified very easily over the course of their service life. Stability was also increased by expanding the beam by 18". A notable feature was their flush deck construction that provided the ships excellent structural strength and durability at the cost of a cramped vessel with poorer sea keeping compared to European Vessels.

ArmamentEdit

When designing the Fletcher Class, questionnaires were distributed to the office of Chief Naval Intelligence as well as other design bureaus. They were asked on what would be the most desirable weapons to be carried on a modern destroyer as well as other features. The results specified: x5 5" Guns x12 Torpedoes x28 Depth Charges

In addition, a speed of 35 to 38 knots was called for. With the launching of the USS Fletcher (DD-445) in May 1942, the US Navy gained a destroyer capable of nearly 37 knots while carrying five 5"/38 guns and 10 torpedoes in two quintuple mounts, an Armament that rivaled just about anything destroyer on the ocean.

Early Fletcher Class destroyers were not packing much heat in the anti-air category. They were generally armed with four 1.1"/75 guns. While not poor weapons, they were not spectacular either. Over the course of the Second World War, the anti-air capabilities of the Fletcher Class vessels were progressively strengthened. The superb 20mm Oerlikons and 40mm Bofors weapons replaced 1.1" guns and became the standard AA armaments. Most vessels were armed with 6-10 40mm Bofors and 7-10 20mm Oerlikons. Near the end of the war, Kamikazes had become such a problem the Fletchers were altered under the 4 April 1945 anti-kamikaze program. One of the torpedo mounts was removed for the addition of two additional 40mm mounts.

In addition to these smaller AA weapons, the 5"/38 guns were also incredibly potent AA guns. Even today, many historians consider the 5"/38 to be the most successful dual purpose mount of the war. Using the Mark 37 FCS, the 5" gun was a capable weapon against air and surface targets. The gun was capable of 15 rounds per minute though well trained crews were able to reach 22 rounds per minute for short periods of time.

Overall, the Fletcher Class became one of the most potent AA capable destroyers of World War II. Because of this, they made excellent escort ships for larger capital vessels.

ServiceEdit

The Fletcher class destroyer arrived at the right time and the right place. It was was solid design introduced at the moment when the US shifted into rapid naval construction. As such, it became the prime destroyer design of the Navy. Later destroyer designs (Sumners and Gearing) were based on the Fletchers. during construction, 175 vessels of the Fletcher Class were built. Of those, 19 were lost and 6 were damaged beyond repair.

A majority of the career of the Fletcher Class was involved in escort. They protected the carriers and battleships in the Pacific and escorted vital convoys across the Atlantic. They fought heavily in the Solomon Islands, one of the first surface actions for them. They also were involved in actions like The Battle of Surigao Strait. Here the USS Melvin torpedoed the Japanese battleship Fusō and broke her into two. The Fletcher Class was heavily involved in anti-submarine warfare. The Fletcher class is responsible for the sinking of 29 Japanese Submarines during the course of World War II. Overall, the Fletchers were involved in so much, that it would be nearly impossible to record it all here.

List of ShipsEdit

Ship Name Hull No. Builder Laid Down Commission Decommission Fate
Fletcher DD-445 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 2 June 1941 30 June 1942
3 October 1949
15 January 1947
1 August 1969
Sold for scrap, 22 February 1972
Radford DD-446 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 2 October 1941 22 July 1942
17 October 1949
17 January 1946
10 November 1969
Sold for scrap October 1970
Jenkins DD-447 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 27 November 1941 31 July 1942
22 November 1951
1 May 1946
2 July 1969
Sold for scrap, 17 February 1971
La Vallette DD-448 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 27 November 1941 12 August 1942 16 April 1946 Sold to Peru as parts donor, 26 July 1974 scrapped
Nicholas DD-449 Bath Iron Works 3 March 1941 4 June 1942
19 February 1951
12 June 1946
30 January 1970
Sold for scrap, October 1970
O'Bannon DD-450 Bath Iron Works 3 March 1941 26 June 1942
19 February 1951
21 May 1946
30 January 1970
Sold for scrap, 6 June 1970
Chevalier DD-451 Bath Iron Works 30 April 1941 20 July 1942 Sunk, Naval Battle of Vella Lavella, 6 October 1943
Saufley DD-465 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 27 January 1942 29 August 1942
15 December 1949
12 June 1946
29 January 1965
Sunk as target, 20 February 1968
Waller DD-466 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 12 February 1942 1 October 1942
5 July 1950
10 June 1946
15 July 1969
Sunk as target, 17 June 1970
Strong DD-467 Bath Iron Works 30 April 1941 7 August 1942 Sunk, 5 July 1943
Taylor DD-468 Bath Iron Works 28 August 1941 28 August 1942
3 December 1951
31 May 1946
3 June 1969
Transferred to Italy, 2 July 1969
De Haven DD-469 Bath Iron Works 27 September 1941 21 September 1942 Sunk, 1 February 1943
Bache DD-470 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 19 November 1941 14 November 1942
1 October 1951
4 February 1946 Wrecked, 6 February 1968
Beale DD-471 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 19 December 1941 23 December 1942
1 November 1951
11 April 1946
30 September 1968
Sunk as target, 24 June 1969
Guest DD-472 Boston Navy Yard 27 September 1941 15 December 1942 4 June 1946 Transferred to Brazil, 5 June 1959
Bennett DD-473 Boston Navy Yard 10 December 1941 9 February 1943 18 April 1946 Transferred to Brazil, 15 December 1959
Fullam DD-474 Boston Navy Yard 10 December 1941 2 March 1943 15 January 1947 Sunk as target, 7 July 1962
Hudson DD-475 Boston Navy Yard 20 February 1942 13 April 1943 31 May 1946 Sold for scrap, 27 November 1973
Hutchins DD-476 Boston Navy Yard 27 September 1941 17 November 1942 30 November 1945 Sold for scrap, January 1948
Pringle DD-477 Charleston Navy Yard 31 July 1941 15 September 1942 Sunk, 16 April 1945
Stanly DD-478 Charleston Navy Yard 15 September 1941 15 October 1942 October 1946 Sold for scrap, 16 December 1971
Stevens DD-479 Charleston Navy Yard 30 December 1941 1 February 1943 2 July 1946 Sold for scrap, 27 November 1973
Halford DD-480 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 3 June 1941 10 April 1943 15 May 1946 Sold for scrap, 2 April 1970
Leutze DD-481 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 3 June 1941 4 March 1944 6 December 1945 Sold for scrap, 17 June 1947
Watson DD-482 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Contract cancelled 7 January 1946
Philip DD-498 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 7 May 1942 21 November 1942
30 June 1950
1 February 1946
30 September 1968
Sank in a storm, 2 February 1972
Renshaw DD-499 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 7 May 1942 5 December 1942
February 1947
June 1950
14 February 1970
Sold for scrap, October 1970
Ringgold DD-500 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 25 June 1942 30 December 1942 23 March 1946 Transferred to West German Navy, 14 July 1959
Schroeder DD-501 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 25 June 1942 1 January 1943 29 April 1946 Sold for scrap, 1 January 1974
Sigsbee DD-502 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 22 July 1942 23 January 1943 31 March 1947 Sold for scrap, 31 July 1975
Conway DD-507 Bath Iron Works 5 November 1941 9 October 1942
8 November 1950
25 June 1946
15 November 1969
Sunk as a target 26 June 1970
Cony DD-508 Bath Iron Works 24 December 1941 30 October 1942
17 November 1949
18 June 1946
2 July 1969
Sunk as a target, 20 March 1970
Converse DD-509 Bath Iron Works 23 February 1942 20 November 1942 23 April 1946 Transferred to Spain, 1 July 1959
Eaton DD-510 Bath Iron Works 17 March 1942 4 December 1942
11 December 1951
21 June 1946
30 May 1969
Sunk as target, 27 March 1970
Foote DD-511 Bath Iron Works 14 April 1942 22 December 1942 18 April 1946 Sold for scrap, 2 January 1974
Spence DD-512 Bath Iron Works 18 May 1942 8 January 1943 Foundered, 18 December 1944
Terry DD-513 Bath Iron Works 8 June 1942 26 January 1943 11 July 1947 Transferred to Peru 26 July 1974 for spare parts
Thatcher DD-514 Bath Iron Works 20 June 1942 10 February 1943 23 November 1945 Sold for scrap, 23 January 1948
Anthony DD-515 Bath Iron Works 17 August 1942 26 February 1943 17 April 1946 Transferred to West Germany, 17 January 1958
Wadsworth DD-516 Bath Iron Works 18 August 1942 16 March 1943 18 April 1946 Transferred to West Germany, 6 October 1959
Walker DD-517 Bath Iron Works 31 August 1942 3 April 1943
15 September 1950
31 May 1946
2 July 1969
Sold to Italy, 2 July 1969
Brownson DD-518 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 15 February 1942 3 February 1943 Sunk, 26 December 1943
Daly DD-519 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 29 April 1942 10 March 1943
6 July 1951
18 April 1946
2 May 1960
Sold for scrap, 22 April 1976
Isherwood DD-520 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 12 May 1942 12 April 1943
5 April 1951
1 February 1946
11 September 1961
Loaned to Peru, 8 October 1961
Kimberly DD-521 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 27 July 1942 22 May 1943
8 February 1951
5 February 1947
15 January 1954
Loaned to Taiwan, 1 June 1967
Luce DD-522 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 24 August 1942 21 June 1943 Sunk, 4 May 1945
Abner Read DD-526 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 30 October 1941 5 February 1943 Sunk, 1 November 1944
Ammen DD-527 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 29 November 1941 20 March 1943
5 April 1951
15 April 1946
15 September 1960
Sold for scrap, 20 April 1961
Mullany DD-528 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 15 January 1942 23 April 1943
8 March 1951
14 February 1946
6 October 1971
Transferred to Taiwan, 6 October 1971
Bush DD-529 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 12 February 1942 10 May 1943 Sunk, 6 April 1945
Trathen DD-530 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 17 March 1942 28 May 1943
1 August 1951
18 January 1946
11 May 1965
Used as target hulk November 1973, scrapped
Hazelwood DD-531 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 11 April 1942 18 June 1943
12 September 1951
18 January 1946
19 March 1965
Sold for scrap 14 April 1976
Heermann DD-532 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 8 May 1942 6 July 1943
12 September 1951
12 June 1946
20 December 1957
Transferred to Argentina, 14 August 1961.
Hoel DD-533 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 4 June 1942 19 July 1943 Sunk, Battle off Samar, 25 October 1944
McCord DD-534 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 17 March 1942 19 August 1943
1 August 1951
15 January 1947
9 June 1954
Sold for scrap 2 January 1974
Miller DD-535 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 18 August 1942 31 August 1943
19 May 1951
19 December 1945
30 June 1964
Sold for scrap, 31 July 1975
Owen DD-536 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 17 September 1942 20 September 1943
17 August 1951
10 December 1946
27 May 1958
Sold for scrap, 27 November 1973
The Sullivans DD-537 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 10 October 1942 30 September 1943
6 July 1951
10 January 1946
7 January 1965
Donated to Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Buffalo, New York
Stephen Potter DD-538 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 27 October 1942 21 October 1943
29 March 1951
21 September 1945
21 April 1958
Sold for scrap, 27 November 1973
Tingey DD-539 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 22 October 1942 25 November 1943
27 January 1951
March 1946
30 November 1963
Sunk as target, May 1966
Twining DD-540 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 20 November 1942 1 December 1943
10 June 1950
14 June 1946
1 July 1971
Sold to Taiwan, 16 August 1971
Yarnall DD-541 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 5 December 1942 30 December 1943
28 February 1951
15 January 1947
30 September 1958
Loaned to Taiwan, 10 June 1968
Boyd DD-544 Bethlehem Steel Company 2 April 1942 8 May 1943
24 November 1950
15 January 1947
1 October 1969
Transferred to Turkey, 1 October 1969
Bradford DD-545 Bethlehem Steel Company 28 April 1942 12 June 1943
27 October 1950
11 July 1946
28 September 1961
Transferred to Hellenic Navy, 27 September 1962
Brown DD-546 Bethlehem Steel Company 27 June 1942 10 July 1943
27 October 1950
1 August 1946
9 February 1962
Transferred to Hellenic Navy, 27 September 1962
Cowell DD-547 Bethlehem Steel Company 7 September 1942 23 August 1943
21 September 1951
22 July 1946
17 August 1971
Transferred to Argentina, 17 August 1971
Capps DD-550 Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation 12 June 1941 23 June 1943 15 January 1947 Transferred to Spain, 15 May 1957
David W. Taylor DD-551 Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation 12 June 1941 18 September 1943 17 August 1946 Leased to Spain, 15 May 1951
Evans DD-552 Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation 21 July 1941 11 December 1943 7 November 1945 Sold for scrap, 11 February 1947
John D. Henley DD-553 Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation 21 July 1941 2 February 1944 30 April 1946 Sold for scrap, May 1970
Franks DD-554 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 8 March 1942 30 July 1943 31 May 1946 Sold for scrap, 1 August 1973
Haggard DD-555 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 27 March 1942 31 August 1943 1 November 1945 Sold for scrap, 1946
Hailey DD-556 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 11 April 1942 30 September 1943
27 April 1951
27 January 1946
3 November 1960
Loaned to Brazil, 20 July 1961
Johnston DD-557 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 6 May 1942 27 October 1943 Sunk, Battle off Samar 25 October 1944
Laws DD-558 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 19 May 1942 18 November 1943
2 November 1951
10 December 1946
30 March 1964
Sold for scrap, 3 December 1973
Longshaw DD-559 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 16 June 1942 4 December 1943 Ran aground, 18 May 1945
Morrison DD-560 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 30 June 1942 18 December 1943 Sunk, 4 May 1945
Prichett DD-561 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 20 July 1942 15 January 1944
17 August 1951
14 March 1946
10 January 1970
Transferred to Italy, 17 January 1970
Robinson DD-562 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 12 August 1942 31 January 1944
3 August 1951
12 June 1946
1 April 1964
Sunk as target, 13 April 1982
Ross DD-563 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 7 September 1942 21 February 1944
27 October 1951
4 June 1946
6 November 1959
Sunk as a target, 26 January 1978
Rowe DD-564 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 7 December 1942 13 March 1944
5 October 1951
31 January 1947
6 November 1959
Sunk as a target, 23 February 1978
Smalley DD-565 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 14 February 1943 31 March 1944
3 July 1951
July 18 1946
30 September 1957
Sold for scrap, 4 January 1966
Stoddard DD-566 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 10 March 1943 15 April 1944
9 March 1951
8 July 1946
26 September 1969
Sunk in an exercise, 22 July 1997
Watts DD-567 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 26 March 1943 29 April 1944
6 July 1951
12 April 1946
26 September 1969
Sold for scrap, 5 September 1974
Wren DD-568 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 24 April 1943 20 May 1944
7 September 1951
13 July 1946
30 December 1963
Sold for scrap, 22 October 1975
Aulick DD-569 Consolidated Steel Corporation 14 May 1941 27 October 1942 18 April 1946 Transferred to Hellenic Navy, 21 August 1959
Charles Ausburne DD-570 Consolidated Steel Corporation 14 May 1941 24 November 1942 18 April 1946 Transferred to West Germany, 12 April 1960
Claxton DD-571 Consolidated Steel Corporation 25 June 1941 8 December 1942 18 April 1946 Transferred to West Germany, 16 December 1959
Dyson DD-572 Consolidated Steel Corporation 25 June 1941 30 December 1942 31 March 1947 Transferred to West Germany, 17 February 1960
Harrison DD-573 Consolidated Steel Corporation 25 June 1941 25 January 1943 1 April 1946 Sold to Mexico, 19 Aug 1970
John Rodgers DD-574 Consolidated Steel Corporation 25 July 1941 9 February 1943 25 May 1946 Transferred to Mexico, 19 Aug 1970
McKee DD-575 Consolidated Steel Corporation 2 March 1942 31 March 1943 25 February 1946 Sold for scrap, 2 January 1974
Murray DD-576 Consolidated Steel Corporation 16 March 1942 20 April 1943
16 October 1951
27 March 1946
1 June 1965
Sold for scrap, 16 August 1966
Sproston DD-577 Consolidated Steel Corporation 1 April 1942 19 May 1943
15 September 1950
18 January 1946
30 September 1968
Sold for scrap, 15 September 1971
Wickes DD-578 Consolidated Steel Corporation 15 April 1942 16 June 1943 20 December 1945 Sunk as target 8 April 1974
William D. Porter DD-579 Consolidated Steel Corporation 7 May 1942 6 July 1943 Sunk, 10 June 1945
Young DD-580 Consolidated Steel Corporation 7 May 1942 31 July 1943 January 1947 Sunk as a target, 6 March 1970
Charrette DD-581 Boston Navy Yard 20 February 1942 18 May 1943 15 January 1947 Transferred to Hellenic Navy, 16 June 1959
Conner DD-582 Boston Navy Yard 6 April 1942 8 June 1943 5 July 1946 Transferred to Hellenic Navy, 15 September 1959
Hall DD-583 Boston Navy Yard 16 April 1942 6 July 1943 10 December 1946 Transferred to Hellenic Navy, 9 February 1960
Halligan DD-584 Boston Navy Yard 9 November 1942 19 August 1943 Lost to mine, 26 March 1945
Haraden DD-585 Boston Navy Yard 9 November 1942 16 September 1943 2 July 1946 Sunk as a target, November 1973
Newcomb DD-586 Boston Navy Yard 19 March 1943 10 November 1943 20 November 1945 Scrapped, October 1947
Bell DD-587 Charleston Navy Yard 30 December 1941 4 March 1943 14 June 1946 Sunk as target, 11 May 1975
Burns DD-588 Charleston Navy Yard 9 May 1942 3 April 1943 25 June 1946 Sunk as a target, 20 June 1974
Izard DD-589 Charleston Navy Yard 9 May 1942 15 May 1943 31 May 1946 Sold for scrap, 2 April 1970
Paul Hamilton DD-590 Charleston Navy Yard 20 January 1943 25 October 1943 24 September 1945 Sold for scrap, 2 April 1970
Twiggs DD-591 Charleston Navy Yard 20 January 1943 4 November 1943 Sunk, 16 June 1945
Howorth DD-592 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 26 November 1941 3 April 1944 30 April 1946 Sunk as target, March 1962
Killen DD-593 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 26 November 1941 4 May 1944 9 July 1946 Sunk as a target, 15 April 1975
Hart DD-594 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 10 August 1943 4 November 1944 31 May 1946 Sold for scrap, 3 December 1973
Metcalf DD-595 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 10 August 1943 18 November 1944 March 1946 Sold for scrap, 6 June 1972
Shields DD-596 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 10 August 1943 8 February 1945
15 July 1950
14 June 1946
1 July 1972
Transferred to Brazil, 1 July 1972
Wiley DD-597 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 10 August 1943 22 February 1945 15 May 1946 Sold for scrap, 2 April 1970
Abbot DD-629 Bath Iron Works 21 September 1942 23 April 1943
26 February 1951
21 May 1946
26 March 1965
Sold for scrap, 31 July 1975
Braine DD-630 Bath Iron Works 12 October 1942 11 May 1943
6 April 1951
26 July 1946
17 August 1971
Transferred to Argentina, 17 August 1971
Erben DD-631 Bath Iron Works 28 October 1942 28 May 1943
19 May 1951
31 May 1946
27 June 1958
Transferred to South Korea, 16 May 1963
Hale DD-642 Bath Iron Works 23 November 1942 15 June 1943
24 March 1951
15 January 1947
30 July 1960
Transferred to Colombia, 23 January 1961
Sigourney DD-643 Bath Iron Works 7 December 1942 29 June 1943
7 September 1951
20 March 1946
1 May 1960
Sold for scrap, 31 July 1975
Stembel DD-644 Bath Iron Works 21 December 1942 16 July 1943
9 November 1951
31 May 1946
27 May 1958
Loaned to Argentina, 7 August 1961
Albert W. Grant DD-649 Charleston Navy Yard 30 December 1942 24 November 1943 16 July 1946 Sold for scrap, May 30 1972
Caperton DD-650 Bath Iron Works 11 January 1943 30 July 1943
6 April 1951
6 July 1946
27 April 1960
Sunk as a target in the 1980s
Cogswell DD-651 Bath Iron Works 1 February 1943 17 August 1943
7 January 1951
30 April 1946
1 October 1969
Transferred to Turkey, 1 October 1969
Ingersoll DD-562 Bath Iron Works 18 February 1943 31 August 1943
4 May 1951
19 July 1946
20 January 1970
Sunk as a target, 19 May 1974
Knapp DD-653 Bath Iron Works 8 March 1943 16 September 1943
3 May 1951
5 July 1946
4 March 1957
Sold for scrap, 27 August 1973
Bearss DD-654 Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation 14 July 1942 12 April 1944
7 September 1951
31 January 1947
30 December 1963
Sold for scrap, 14 April 1976
John Hood DD-655 Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation 12 October 1942 7 June 1944
3 August 1951
3 July 1946
30 June 1964
Sold for scrap, 12 April 1976
Van Valkenburgh DD-656 Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation 15 November 1942 2 August 1944
8 March 1951
12 April 1946
26 February 1954
Transferred to Turkey, 28 February 1967
Charles J. Badger DD-657 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 24 September 1942 23 July 1943
10 September 1951
21 May 1946
20 December 1957
Sold to Chile for parts, 10 May 1974
Colahan DD-658 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 24 October 1942 23 August 1943
16 December 1950
14 June 1946
1 August 1966
Sunk as a target, 18 December 1966
Dashiell DD-659 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 1 October 1942 20 March 1943
3 May 1951
30 March 1946
29 April 1960
Sold for scrap, 21 September 1975
Bullard DD-660 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 16 October 1942 9 April 1943 20 December 1946 Sold for scrap, 3 December 1973
Kidd DD-661 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 16 October 1942 23 April 1943
28 March 1951
10 December 1946
19 June 1964
Museum ship
Bennion DD-662 Boston Navy Yard 19 March 1943 14 December 1943 20 June 1946 Sold for scrap, 30 May 1973
Heywood L. Edwards DD-663 Boston Navy Yard 4 July 1943 26 January 1944 1 July 1946 Transferred to Japan, 10 March 1959
Richard P. Leary DD-664 Boston Navy Yard 4 July 1943 23 February 1944 10 December 1946 Transferred to Japan, 10 March 1959
Bryant DD-665 Charleston Navy Yard 30 December 1942 4 December 1943 15 January 1947 Sunk as a target, 24 August 1969
Black DD-666 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 14 November 1942 21 May 1943
18 July 1951
5 August 1946
26 September 1969
Sold for scrap, 17 February 1971
Chauncey DD-667 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 14 November 1942 31 May 1943
18 July 1950
19 December 1945
14 May 1954
Sold for scrap, 2 January 1974
Clarence K. Bronson DD-668 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 9 December 1942 11 June 1943
7 June 1951
16 July 1946
29 June 1960
Transferred to Turkey, 14 January 1967
Cotten DD-669 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 8 February 1943 24 July 1943
3 July 1951
15 July 1946
2 May 1960
Sold for scrap, 31 July 1975
Dortch DD-670 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 2 March 1943 7 August 1943
4 May 1951
19 July 1946
13 December 1957
Transferred to Argentina, 1 August 1961
Gatling DD-671 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 3 March 1943 19 August 1943
4 June 1951
16 July 1946
2 May 1960
Sold for scrap, 22 February 1977
Healy DD-672 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 4 March 1943 3 September 1943
3 August 1951
11 July 1946
11 March 1958
Sold for scrap, 12 April 1976
Hickox DD-673 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 12 March 1943 10 September 1943
19 May 1951
10 December 1946
20 December 1957
Transferred to South Korea, 15 November 1968
Hunt DD-674 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 31 March 1943 22 September 1943
31 October 1951
15 December 1945
30 December 1963
Sold for scrap, 14 August 1975
Lewis Hancock DD-675 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 31 March 1943 29 September 1943
19 May 1951
10 January 1946
8 December 1957
Transferred to Brazil, 1 August 1967
Marshall DD-676 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 29 April 1943 16 October 1943
27 April 1951
December 1945
19 July 1969
Sold for scrap, July 1970
McDermut DD-677 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 14 June 1943 19 November 1943
29 December 1950
15 January 1947
16 December 1963
Sold for scrap, 4 January 1966
McGowan DD-678 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 30 June 1943 20 December 1943
6 July 1951
30 April 1946
30 November 1960
Transferred to Spain, 1 December 1960
McNair DD-679 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 30 June 1943 30 December 1943
6 July 1951
28 May 1946
30 December 1963
Sold for scrap, 10 June 1976
Melvin DD-680 Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company 6 July 1943 24 November 1943
26 February 1951
31 May 1946
13 January 1954
Sold for scrap, 14 August 1975
Hopewell DD-681 Bethlehem Steel Company 29 October 1942 30 September 1943
28 March 1951
15 January 1947
2 January 1970
Sunk as target, 11 February 1972
Porterfield DD-682 Bethlehem Steel Company 12 December 1942 30 October 1943
27 April 1951
15 July 1946
7 November 1969
Sunk as a target, 18 July 1982
Stockham DD-683 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 19 December 1942 11 February 1944
14 November 1951
30 August 1946
2 September 1957
Sunk as target 17 February 1977
Wedderburn DD-684 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation 10 January 1943 9 March 1944
21 November 1950
April 4 1946
1 October 1969
Sold for scrap, 25 January 1972
Picking DD-685 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 24 November 1942 21 September 1943
26 January 1951
20 December 1945
6 September 1969
Sunk as a target, 27 February 1997
Halsey Powell DD-686 Bethlehem Steel Corporation February 3, 1943 25 October 1943
27 April 1951
10 December 1946
27 April 1968
Transferred to the Republic of Korea, 27 April 1968
Uhlmann DD-687 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 6 March 1943 22 November 1943
23 May 1950
14 June 1946
15 July 1972
Sold for scrap, 21 March 1974
Remey DD-688 Bath Iron Works 22 March 1943 30 September 1943
14 November 1951
10 December 1946
30 December 1963
Sold for scrap, 10 June 1976
Wadleigh DD-689 Bath Iron Works 5 April 1943 19 October 1943
3 October 1951
20 June 1946
28 June 1962
Transferred to Chile, 26 July 1972
Norman Scott DD-690 Bath Iron Works 26 April 1943 5 November 1943 30 April 1946 Sold for scrap, 3 December 1973
Mertz DD-691 Bath Iron Works 10 May 1943 19 November 1943 23 April 1946 Sold for scrap, 16 December 1971
Callaghan DD-792 Bethlehem Steel Company 21 February 1943 27 November 1943 Sunk, 28 July 1945
Cassin Young DD-793 Bethlehem Steel Company 18 March 1943 31 December 1943
8 September 1951
28 May 1946
29 April 1960
Museum ship at the former Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts
Irwin DD-794 Bethlehem Steel Company 2 May 1943 14 February 1944
26 February 1951
31 May 1946
10 January 1958
Transferred to Brazil, 10 May 1968
Preston DD-795 Bethlehem Steel Company 13 June 1943 20 March 1944
26 January 1951
24 April 1946
15 November 1969
Transferred to Turkey, 15 November 1969
Benham DD-796 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 23 April 1943 20 December 1943
24 March 1951
18 October 1946
30 June 1960
Loaned to Peru, 15 December 1960
Cushing DD-797 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 3 May 1943 17 January 1944
17 August 1951
3 February 1947
8 November 1960
Loaned to Brazil, 20 July 1961
Monssen DD-798 Bethlehem Steel Corporation 1 June 1943 14 February 1944
31 October 1951
30 April 1946
September 1957 or 3 December 1957
Sold for scrap, 21 October 1963
Jarvis DD-799 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 7 June 1943 3 June 1944
8 February 1951
29 June 1946
24 October 1960
Transferred to Spain, 3 November 1960
Porter DD-800 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 6 July 1943 24 June 1944
9 February 1951
3 July 1946
10 August 1953
Sold for scrap, 21 March 1974
Colhoun DD-801 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 3 August 1943 8 July 1944 Sunk, 6 April 1945
Gregory DD-802 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 13 August 1943 29 July 1944
27 April 1951
15 January 1947
1 February 1964
Sunk as a target, 4 March 1971
Little DD-804 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 13 September 1943 19 August 1944 Sunk, 3 May 1945
Rooks DD-804 Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation 27 October 1943 2 September 1944
19 May 1951
11 June 1946
26 July 1962
Transferred to Chile, 26 July 1962

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