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    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 (65) 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)
    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Levchenko (DD-605)
    Admiral Levchenko (DD-605)
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the ARA Hercules (D1) / (B52)
    ARA Hercules (D1) / (B52)
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Haikou (171)
    CNS Haikou (171)
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Harbin (112)
    CNS Harbin (112)
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Lanzhou (170)
    CNS Lanzhou (170)
    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the FGS Schleswig-Holstein (D-182)
    FGS Schleswig-Holstein (D-182)
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
    FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Forbin (D620)
    FS Forbin (D620)
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Anzac (D59)
    HMAS Anzac (D59)
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Brisbane (D41)
    HMAS Brisbane (D41)
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Vampire (D11)
    HMAS Vampire (D11)
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Daring (D32)
    HMS Daring (D32)
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Dauntless (D33)
    HMS Dauntless (D33)
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Defender (D36)
    HMS Defender (D36)
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Gloucester (D96)
    HMS Gloucester (D96)
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Isokaze
    IJN Isokaze
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Shimakaze
    IJN Shimakaze
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the IRIN Damavand (77) / Jamaran-2 (Velayat)
    IRIN Damavand (77) / Jamaran-2 (Velayat)
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the IRIN Jamaran (76)
    IRIN Jamaran (76)
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Atago (DDG-177)
    JS Atago (DDG-177)
    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Haruna (DDH-141)
    JS Haruna (DDH-141)
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Hatakaze (DDG-171)
    JS Hatakaze (DDG-171)
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Ise (DDH-182)
    JS Ise (DDH-182)
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Kongo (DDG-173)
    JS Kongo (DDG-173)
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin (DDH-975)
    ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin (DDH-975)
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Gwanggaeto the Great (DDH-971)
    ROKS Gwanggaeto the Great (DDH-971)
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)
    ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)
    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the ROKS Wang Geon (DDG-978)
    ROKS Wang Geon (DDG-978)
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Severomorsk (Project 619)
    Severomorsk (Project 619)
    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
    USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
    1903
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
    USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Barry (DD-933)
    USS Barry (DD-933)
    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Barry (DDG-52)
    USS Barry (DDG-52)
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Cole (DDG-67)
    USS Cole (DDG-67)
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Dewey (DDG-105)
    USS Dewey (DDG-105)
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Downes (DD-375)
    USS Downes (DD-375)
    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Elliot (DD-967)
    USS Elliot (DD-967)
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Fletcher (DD-445)
    USS Fletcher (DD-445)
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Gridley (DDG-101)
    USS Gridley (DDG-101)
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
    USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
    1920
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John D. Ford (DD-228)
    USS John D. Ford (DD-228)
    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
    USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)
    USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Laffey (DD-459)
    USS Laffey (DD-459)
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Laffey (DD-724)
    USS Laffey (DD-724)
    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
    USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)
    USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Mason (DDG-87)
    USS Mason (DDG-87)
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
    USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
    USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
    USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
    USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Spruance (DD-963)
    USS Spruance (DD-963)
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Spruance (DDG-111)
    USS Spruance (DDG-111)
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Stethem (DDG-63)
    USS Stethem (DDG-63)
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116)
    USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116)
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
    1840
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Yorktown (1840)
    USS Yorktown (1840)
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
    USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Z17 Diether von Roeder
    Z17 Diether von Roeder
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Z4 Richard Beitzen
    Z4 Richard Beitzen