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World War 2 Destroyers (1939-1945)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/19/2016

No fleet was safe during the Second World War - as such, destroyers were needed, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, to keep the naval advantage in check.





There are a total of (10) World War 2 Naval Destroyer Warships (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1940
IJN Isokaze
As an island nation, it behooved Japanese warplanners to embark upon a massive naval-building campai... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Isokaze

1937
USS Downes (DD-375)
World War 2 (1939-1945) made veterans of many fighting ships and their crews. USS Downes (DD-375) wa... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Downes (DD-375)

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

1944
USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
The John C. Butler-class was laid down as Destroyer Escorts (DE) during World War 2 (1939-1945) and ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS John C. Butler (DE-339)

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

1944
USS Laffey (DD-724)
The USS Laffey (DD-724), a United States Navy Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, was named for seaman ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Laffey (DD-724)

1943
USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
The United States Navy grew into a formidable fighting force during World War 2 (1939-1945) as all m... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Pillsbury (DE-133)

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... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)

1937
Z17 Diether von Roeder
The 1936 Type Diether von Roeder destroyer was a trim looking ship with a clipper bow and long forec... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Z17 Diether von Roeder

1937
Z4 Richard Beitzen
The Zerstorer (Destroyer) Type 1934 class was the first group of destroyers built in Germany after t... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Z4 Richard Beitzen