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Navy Destroyers

Destroyers were originally conceived of to counter the firepower and speed of the Torpedo Boat.

The Destroyer was born around 1892 from a need to protect larger, slower moving fleet ships of value from smaller, more agile torpedo boats whose armament posed the greatest threat to surface ships of the period. This gave rise to the term "torpedo boat destroyer" which ultimately fell to disuse and was replaced by the more modern term "Destroyer" still in use today. Such vessels are contained designs built through relatively compact dimensions when compared to capital ships, feature strong deep water endurance and are armed with a variable array of weaponry meant to suit most any at-sea threat. Modern navies still employ the destroyer today though appropriately armed with cells of guided missile launchers (having replaced large-caliber main gun batteries) and advanced tracking/engagement suites.


There are a total of 38 Navy Destroyers in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


1960
FGS Schleswig-Holstein (D-182)
The Schleswig-Holstein (D182) a Hamburg class destroyer launched in 1960 and was the first German warship class to be built a...

2009
FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
The FS Chevalier Paul (D621) is a modern multirole missile destroyer frigate of the French Navy (Marine Nationale). The vesse...

2008
FS Forbin (D620)
Growing in popularity amongst the top rival naval powers of the world are multi-role frigates outfitted with a variety of wea...

2005
Haikou (171)
The Haikou (171) is a modern missile destroyer of the People's Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy), part of the Type 052C-cla...

1994
Harbin (112)
The Chinese Navy relies on a plethora of ships to stock its burgeoning surface fleet intended for coastal patrolling and enfo...

1967
HMAS Brisbane (D41)
HMAS Brisbane was a Perth-class guided missile destroyer built by the United States as a modified Charles F. Adams-class dest...

1959

2009
HMS Daring (D32)
HMS Daring (D43) represents the lead ship of her six-strong class of surface fighting vessels of the British Royal Navy - gen...

2013

2010
IRIN Jamaran (76)
Little is known in the West of the lead ship in the Jamaran-class of guided missile frigates serving the Iranian Navy (formal...

1973
JDS Haruna (DDH-141)
From the period spanning 1972 to 2009, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) - serving as the Japanese Navy - util...

2009
JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)
Japan is a nation of 6,852 islands located in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk to the nort...

2011
JDS Ise (DDH-182)
The JDS Ise (DDH-182) serves as a "helicopter destroyer" within the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) - otherwise ...

2015
JDS Izumo (DDH-183)
JDS Izumo (DDH-183) leads the new 22DDH-class of helicopter destroyers and forms a key component of the Japanese Maritime Sel...

1980
JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) contracted for two "helicopter destroyers" to replace the previous JDS Harun...

2004
Lanzhou (170)
With a long coastline and growing regional aspirations, China has built up a large stock of surface vessels to command nearby...

1991
USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
The USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) is the first in the Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers, systems that offer up a ...

1903
USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
This destroyer ship class was named USS Bainbridge (DD-1), commonly called a torpedo boat destroyer, and was the first destr...

1956
USS Barry (DD-933)
The Forrest Sherman-class of destroyers was established in 1955 and became a warship group of eighteen-strong led by the USS ...

1992
USS Barry (DDG-52)
The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers serving the United States Navy (USN) represents a surface warfare group ...

1995
USS Cole (DDG-67)
The USS Cole is perhaps best known for the dastardly Al-Qaeda attack that left 17 US sailors dead back on October 12th, 2000....

1977
USS Elliot (DD-967)
The USS Elliot was one of the 31 Spruance-class destroyers no longer in service with the United States Navy. One of her final...

1944

1920

1993
USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
The USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) is a guided missile destroyer currently in service with the United States Navy and is the th...

1945

1944
USS Laffey (DD-724)
The USS Laffey (DD-724), a United States Navy Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, was named for seaman Bartlett Laffey who was a...

2016

2016
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
The USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-2001) represents the second of three Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers currently planned f...

2000
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
The USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) is an Arleigh Burke-class of guided-missile destroyers in service with the United States Navy and ...

1944
USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy. The hull of the Robert...

1975
USS Spruance (DD-963)
By 1965 the United States Navy was ready to choose a new destroyer to replace the Gearing and Sumner class destroyers. Both c...

2011
USS Spruance (DDG-111)
The USS Spruance (DDG-111) is one of the latest in the long line of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers numbering 62-strong. Speci...

2011
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers is one of the largest United States Navy (USN) surface fighting ship gro...

1840
USS Yorktown (1840)
In 1815, the entire United States naval force consisted of 18 warships - the USS Independence, a 90-gun ship-of-the-line, 5 f...

2016
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
The USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) - named after former US Navy Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr - was bo...

1937
Z17 Diether von Roeder
The 1936 Type Diether von Roeder destroyer was a trim looking ship with a clipper bow and long forecastle fitting a low-profi...

1937
Z4 Richard Beitzen
The Zerstorer (Destroyer) Type 1934 class was the first group of destroyers built in Germany after the end World War 1. The Z...
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