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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 (70) 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)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Levchenko (DD-605)
    Admiral Levchenko (DD-605)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Tributs (BKP-552)
    Admiral Tributs (BKP-552)
    Type: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Destroyer Warship
     
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the ARA Hercules (D1) / (B52)
    ARA Hercules (D1) / (B52)
    Type: Destroyer Warship / Amphibious Assault Vessel
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Haikou (171)
    CNS Haikou (171)
    Type: Fleet Air Defense Destroyer Warship
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Harbin (112)
    CNS Harbin (112)
    Type: Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Lanzhou (170)
    CNS Lanzhou (170)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Type 055
    CNS Type 055
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the FGS Schleswig-Holstein (D-182)
    FGS Schleswig-Holstein (D-182)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
    FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer / Frigate
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Forbin (D620)
    FS Forbin (D620)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer / Frigate Warship
     
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Anzac (D59)
    HMAS Anzac (D59)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Brisbane (D41)
    HMAS Brisbane (D41)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Vampire (D11)
    HMAS Vampire (D11)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Daring (D32)
    HMS Daring (D32)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Dauntless (D33)
    HMS Dauntless (D33)
    Type: Air-Defense Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Defender (D36)
    HMS Defender (D36)
    Type: Air Defense / Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Gloucester (D96)
    HMS Gloucester (D96)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Isokaze
    IJN Isokaze
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Shimakaze
    IJN Shimakaze
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the IRIN Damavand (77) / Jamaran-2 (Velayat)
    IRIN Damavand (77) / Jamaran-2 (Velayat)
    Type: Guided Missile Frigate / Destroyer Escort
     
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the IRIN Jamaran (76)
    IRIN Jamaran (76)
    Type: Guided Missile Frigate / Destroyer Escort
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Atago (DDG-177)
    JS Atago (DDG-177)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
     
    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Haruna (DDH-141)
    JS Haruna (DDH-141)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Hatakaze (DDG-171)
    JS Hatakaze (DDG-171)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    Type: Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer Warship
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Ise (DDH-182)
    JS Ise (DDH-182)
    Type: Helicopter Destroyer / Aircraft Carrier
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    Type: Helicopter Destroyer Warship
     
    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Kongo (DDG-173)
    JS Kongo (DDG-173)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    Type: Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer Warship
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the KMS Diether von Roeder (Z17)
    KMS Diether von Roeder (Z17)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the KMS Richard Beitzen (Z4)
    KMS Richard Beitzen (Z4)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin (DDH-975)
    ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin (DDH-975)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Gwanggaeto the Great (DDH-971)
    ROKS Gwanggaeto the Great (DDH-971)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)
    ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
     
    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Wang Geon (DDG-978)
    ROKS Wang Geon (DDG-978)
    Type: Multirole Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Severomorsk (Project 619)
    Severomorsk (Project 619)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
    USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
    Type: Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1903
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
    USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
    Type: Torpedo Boat Destroyer
     
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Barry (DD-933)
    USS Barry (DD-933)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Barry (DDG-52)
    USS Barry (DDG-52)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Cole (DDG-67)
    USS Cole (DDG-67)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Dewey (DDG-105)
    USS Dewey (DDG-105)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Downes (DD-375)
    USS Downes (DD-375)
    Type: Multirole Destroyer Warship
     
    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Elliot (DD-967)
    USS Elliot (DD-967)
    Type: Destroyer
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Fletcher (DD-445)
    USS Fletcher (DD-445)
    Type: Destroyer Warship / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Platform
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Gleaves (DD-423)
    USS Gleaves (DD-423)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Gridley (DDG-101)
    USS Gridley (DDG-101)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
    USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
    Type: Destroyer Escort
     
    1920
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John D. Ford (DD-228)
    USS John D. Ford (DD-228)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
    USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)
    USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)
    Type: Destroyer
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Laffey (DD-459)
    USS Laffey (DD-459)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Laffey (DD-724)
    USS Laffey (DD-724)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
    USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)
    USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Mason (DDG-87)
    USS Mason (DDG-87)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1919
    Thumbnail picture of the USS McCalla (DD-253)
    USS McCalla (DD-253)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the USS McCalla (DD-488)
    USS McCalla (DD-488)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
    USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
    USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
    Type: Destroyer Escort Warship
     
    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
    USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
    Type: Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
    USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
    Type: Destroyer Escort
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Spruance (DD-963)
    USS Spruance (DD-963)
    Type: Destroyer Warship
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Spruance (DDG-111)
    USS Spruance (DDG-111)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Stethem (DDG-63)
    USS Stethem (DDG-63)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116)
    USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer Warship
     
    1840
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Yorktown (1840)
    USS Yorktown (1840)
    Type: Sloop-of-War
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
    USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
    Type: Guided Missile Destroyer