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Early History: FLETCHER CLASS DESTROYERS
USS Fletcher, name ship of a very large class of 2050-ton destroyers, was built at Kearny, New Jersey. Commissioned at the end of June 1942, she was sent to the south Pacific war zone in October of that year to assist with the Guadalcanal campaign. The next month, she took part in two major night gunfire and torpedo actions, the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13th and the Battle of Tassafaronga on the 30th. Fletcher remained in the south Pacific for the next six months, during the final part of the Guadalcanal struggle and the early stages of the Central Solomons campaign. Among her activities were bombardments of the Japanese airfield at Munda in January, March and May 1943, the sinking of Japanese submarine I-18 on 11 February and the occupation of the Russell Islands later in that month.
After overhaul in the U.S., Fletcher returned to the Pacific war zone in time to serve with the aircraft carrier task forces in the Gilbert Islands invasion in November 1943 and raids into the Marshall Islands in December. During January and February 1944, she took part in bombardments and amphibious landings in the Marshalls. A few months later, the destroyer went to the New Guinea area, where she supported the campaign across northern New Guinea and into Morotai from April through September. In 1944's last three months and the first five months of 1945, she participated in landings on Leyte, Morotai, Lingayen Gulf and several other places in the Philippines and Borneo. Fletcher was damaged by Japanese artillery fire in Manila Bay on 14 February 1945, but was able to remain in action.
As the Pacific war concluded in the summer of 1945, Fletcher was completing overhaul work in the U.S. She briefly operated along the west coast and in Hawaiian waters, but was inactive during most of 1946. Formally decommissioned in mid-January 1947, the ship was in "mothballs" until 1949, when she was converted to an anti-submarine destroyer and redesignated DDE-445.
Fletcher recommissioned in October 1949 and began a tour of duty in the Far East in May 1950. She took part in the first part of the Korean War and made two more combat tours in that area in 1951-52 and in 1953. After the end of fighting in Korea, Fletcher regularly deployed to the western Pacific for service with the Seventh Fleet. Her designation changed back to DD-445 in mid-1962, but she continued to serve in an anti-submarine capacity. In addition to countering the large undersea fleets maintained by the Soviet Union and China, she was an active participant in Vietnam War patrol and gunfire support operations from 1965 to 1969. Following nearly three decades of service, USS Fletcher was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register at the beginning of August 1969, only a few months after the end of her last "WestPac" cruise. She was sold for scrapping in February 1972.
USS Fletcher (DD-445) was named in honor of Admiral Frank F. Fletcher, USN (1855-1928), an important figure of the Navy of the Nineteen "Teens".
USS Fletcher was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 August 1969 and sold for scrap on 22 February 1972.
Fletcher received fifteen battle stars for World War II service, and five for Korean War service.
Here is a list of the Destroyers in the Fletcher class....
USS Fletcher DD 445, USS Radford DD 446, USS Jenkins DD 447,
USS La Vallette DD 448, USS Nicholas DD 449, USS O'Bannon DD 450,
USS Chevalier DD 451, USS Saufley DD 465, USS Waller DD 466,
USS Strong DD 467, USS Taylor DD 468, USS De Haven DD 469,
USS Bache DD 470, USS Beale DD 471, USS Guest DD 472, USS Bennett DD 473, USS Fullam DD 474, USS Hudson DD 475, USS Hutchins DD 476,
USS Pringle DD 477, USS Stanly DD 478, USS Stevens DD 479,
USS Halford DD 480, US Leutze DD 481, USS Philip DD 498,
USS Renshaw DD 499, USS Ringgold DD 500, USS Schroeder DD 501,
USS Sigsbee DD 502, USS Conway DD 507, USS Cony DD 508,
USS Converse DD 509, USS Eaton DD 510, USS Foote DD 511,
USS Spence DD 512, USS Terry DD 513, USS Thatcher DD 514,
USS Anthony DD 515, USS Wadsworth DD 516, USS WAlker DD 517,
USS Brownson DD 518, USS Daly DD 519, USS Isherwood DD 520,
USS Kimberly DD 521,USS Luce DD 522, USS Abner Read DD 526,
USS Ammen DD 527, USS Mullany DD 528, USS Bush DD 529,
USS Trathen DD 530, USS Hazelwood DD 531, USS Heermann DD 532,
USS Hoel DD 533, USS McCord DD 534, USS Miller DD 535, USS Owen DD 536, USS The Sullivans DD 537, USS Stephen Potter DD 538, USS Tingey DD 539,
USS Twining DD 540, USS Yarnall DD 541, USS Boyd DD 544,
USS Bradford DD 545, USS Brown DD 546, USS Cowell DD 547, USS Capps DD 550, USS DAVID W. TAYLOR DD 551, USS EVANS DD 552,
USS JOHN D. HENLEY DD 553, USS FRANKS DD 554, USS HAGGARD DD 555, USS HAILEY DD 556, USS JOHNSTON DD 557, USS LAWS DD 558,
USS LONGSHAW DD 559, USS MORRISON DD 560, USS PRICHETT DD 561,
USS ROBINSON DD 562, USS ROSS DD 563, USS ROWE DD 564,
USS SMALLEY DD 565, USS STODDARD DD 566, USS WATTS DD 567,
USS WREN DD 568, USS AULICK DD 569, USS CHARLES AUSBURNE DD 570, USS CLAXTON DD 571, USS DYSON DD 572, USS HARRISON DD 573,
USS JOHN RODGERS DD 574, USS MCKEE DD 575, USS MURRAY DD 576,
USS SPROSTON DD 577, USS WICKES DD 578,
USS WILLIAM D. PORTER DD 579, USS YOUNG DD 580,
USS CHARRETTE DD 581, USS CONNER DD 582, USS HALL DD 583,
USS HALLIGAN DD 584, USS HARADEN DD 585, USS NEWCOMB DD 586,
USS BELL DD 587, USS BURNS DD 588, USS IZARD DD 589,
USS PAUL HAMILTON DD 590, USS TWIGGS DD 591, USS HOWORTH DD 592, USS KILLEN DD 593, USS HART DD 594, USS METCALFE DD 595,
USS SHIELDS DD 596, USS WILEY DD 597, USS ABBOT DD 629,
USS BRAINE DD 630, USS ERBEN DD 631, USS HALE DD 642,
USS SIGOURNEY DD 643, USS STEMBEL DD 644,
USS ALBERT W. GRANT DD 649, USS CAPERTON DD 650,
USS COGSWELL DD 651, USS INGERSOLL DD 652, USS KNAPP DD 653,
USS BEARSS DD 654, USS JOHN HOOD DD 655,
USS VAN VALKENBURGH DD 656, USS CHARLES J. BADGER DD 657,
USS COLAHAN DD 658, USS DASHIELL DD 659, USS BULLARD DD 660,
USS KIDD DD 661, USS BENNION DD 662,
USS HEYWOOD L. EDWARDS DD 663, USS RICHARD P. LEARY DD 664,
USS BRYANT DD 665, USS BLACK DD 666, USS CHAUNCEY DD 667,
USS CLARENCE K. BRONSON DD 668, USS COTTEN DD 669,
USS DORTCH DD 670, USS GATLING DD 671, USS HEALY DD 672,
USS HICKOX DD 673, USS HUNT DD 674, USS LEWIS HANCOCK DD 675,
USS MARSHALL DD 676, USS MCDERMUT DD 677, USS MCGOWAN DD 678,
USS MCNAIR DD 679, USS MELVIN DD 680, USS HOPEWELL DD 681,
USS PORTERFIELD DD 682, USS STOCKHAM DD 683,
USS WEDDERBURN DD 684, USS PICKING DD 685,
USS HALSEY POWELL DD 686, USS UHLMANN DD 687, USS REMEY DD 688,
USS WADLEIGH DD 689, USS NORMAN SCOTT DD 690, USS MERTZ DD 691, USS CALLAGHAN DD 792, USS CASSIN YOUNG DD 793, USS IRWIN DD 794, USS PRESTON DD 795, USS BENHAM DD 796, USS CUSHING DD 797,
USS MONSSEN DD 798, USS JARVIS DD 799, USS PORTER DD 800,
USS COLHOUN DD 801, USS GREGORY DD 802, USS LITTLE DD 803
and the USS ROOKS DD 804
CLASS - FLETCHER As Built.
Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 1.1" AA, 4 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
This is a list of destroyer classes of the United States Navy.
- Bainbridge class — 13 ships, 1900–1902
- Truxtun class — 3 ships, 1901
- Smith class — 5 ships, 1908–1909
- Paulding class — 21 ships, 1909–1912
- Cassin class — 8 ships, 1912–1913
- O'Brien class — 6 ships, 1914–1915
- Tucker class — 6 ships, 1915
- Sampson class — 6 ships, 1916
- Caldwell class — 6 ships, 1917–1918
- Wickes class — 111 ships, 1917–1919
- Clemson class — 164 ships, 1919–1921
- Farragut class (1934) — 8 ships, 1934–1935
- Porter class — 8 ships, 1935–1936
- Mahan class — 18 ships, 1936–1936
- Gridley class — 4 ships, 1936–1938
- Bagley class — 8 ships, 1936–1937
- Somers class — 5 ships, 1937–1938
- Benham class — 10 ships, 1938–1939
- Sims class — 12 ships, 1938–1939
- Gleaves class — 66 ships, 1938–1943
- Benson class — 30 ships, 1939–1943
- Fletcher class — 175 ships, 1942–1944
- Allen M. Sumner class — 58 ships, 1943–1944
- Gearing class — 98 ships, 1944–1946
- Mitscher class — 4 ships, 1952
- Forrest Sherman class — 18 ships, 1956–1958
- Farragut class (1958) — 10 ships, 1958–1960
- Charles F. Adams class — 23 ships, 1959–1963
- Spruance class — 30 ships, 1973–1979
- Kidd class, a modified Spruance class — 4 ships, 1979–1982
- Arleigh Burke class — 36 ships, 1989– (further ships are being constructed or planned)
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