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  • Naval Destroyer Warships of the World from Origin to Present Day

    Naval Destroyer Warships of the World from Origin to Present Day

    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 (58) Naval Destroyer Warships of the World from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Chabanenko (DD-650)

    Admiral Chabanenko (DD-650)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Levchenko (DD-605)

    Admiral Levchenko (DD-605)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Haikou (171)

    CNS Haikou (171)
    Fleet Air Defense Destroyer


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Harbin (112)

    CNS Harbin (112)
    Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Lanzhou (170)

    CNS Lanzhou (170)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the FGS Schleswig-Holstein (D-182)

    FGS Schleswig-Holstein (D-182)
    Destroyer Warship


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Chevalier Paul (D621)

    FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
    Guided Missile Destroyer / Frigate


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Forbin (D620)

    FS Forbin (D620)
    Guided Missile Destroyer / Frigate Warship


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Anzac (D59)

    HMAS Anzac (D59)
    Destroyer Warship


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Brisbane (D41)

    HMAS Brisbane (D41)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Vampire (D11)

    HMAS Vampire (D11)
    Destroyer Warship


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Daring (D32)

    HMS Daring (D32)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Dauntless (D33)

    HMS Dauntless (D33)
    Air-Defense Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Defender (D36)

    HMS Defender (D36)
    Air Defense / Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Gloucester (D96)

    HMS Gloucester (D96)
    Destroyer


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Isokaze

    IJN Isokaze
    Destroyer Warship


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Shimakaze

    IJN Shimakaze
    Destroyer


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the IRIN Damavand (77) / Jamaran-2 (Velayat)

    IRIN Damavand (77) / Jamaran-2 (Velayat)
    Guided Missile Frigate / Destroyer Escort


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the IRIN Jamaran (76)

    IRIN Jamaran (76)
    Guided Missile Frigate / Destroyer Escort


    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the JDS Haruna (DDH-141)

    JDS Haruna (DDH-141)
    Destroyer Warship


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the JDS Hatakaze (DDG-171)

    JDS Hatakaze (DDG-171)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)

    JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer Warship


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the JDS Ise (DDH-182)

    JDS Ise (DDH-182)
    Helicopter Destroyer / Aircraft Carrier


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the JDS Izumo (DDH-183)

    JDS Izumo (DDH-183)
    Helicopter Destroyer Warship


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the JDS Shirane (DDH-143)

    JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
    Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer Warship


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin (DDH-975)

    ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin (DDH-975)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Gwanggaeto the Great (DDH-971)

    ROKS Gwanggaeto the Great (DDH-971)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)

    ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Wang Geon (DDG-978)

    ROKS Wang Geon (DDG-978)
    Multirole Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Severomorsk (Project 619)

    Severomorsk (Project 619)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)

    USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
    Guided-Missile Destroyer


    1903
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Bainbridge (DD-1)

    USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
    Torpedo Boat Destroyer


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Barry (DD-933)

    USS Barry (DD-933)
    Destroyer Warship


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Barry (DDG-52)

    USS Barry (DDG-52)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Cole (DDG-67)

    USS Cole (DDG-67)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Dewey (DDG-105)

    USS Dewey (DDG-105)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Downes (DD-375)

    USS Downes (DD-375)
    Multirole Destroyer Warship


    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Elliot (DD-967)

    USS Elliot (DD-967)
    Destroyer


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Fletcher (DD-445)

    USS Fletcher (DD-445)
    Destroyer Warship / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Platform


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Gridley (DDG-101)

    USS Gridley (DDG-101)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John C. Butler (DE-339)

    USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
    Destroyer Escort


    1920
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John D. Ford (DD-228)

    USS John D. Ford (DD-228)
    Destroyer


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)

    USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)

    USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)
    Destroyer


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Laffey (DD-724)

    USS Laffey (DD-724)
    Destroyer Warship


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)

    USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)

    USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)

    USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Pillsbury (DE-133)

    USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
    Destroyer Escort Warship


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)

    USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
    Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)

    USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
    Destroyer Escort


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Spruance (DD-963)

    USS Spruance (DD-963)
    Destroyer


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Spruance (DDG-111)

    USS Spruance (DDG-111)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)

    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
    Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


    1840
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Yorktown (1840)

    USS Yorktown (1840)
    Sloop-of-War


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)

    USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
    Guided Missile Destroyer


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Z17 Diether von Roeder

    Z17 Diether von Roeder
    Destroyer


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Z4 Richard Beitzen

    Z4 Richard Beitzen
    Destroyer Warship