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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 (11) 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

    1943
    IJN Shimakaze
    The destroyer warship was developed along the lines of fleet defender and also used in the escort ro... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Shimakaze

    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