List of Destroyer in World War II

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By World War II the threat had evolved once again. Submarines were more effective, and aircraft had become important weapons of naval warfare; once again the fleet destroyers were ill-equipped for combating these new targets. They were fitted with new anti-aircraft guns, radar, and forward-launched ASW weapons, in addition to their existing light guns, depth charges, and torpedoes. By this time the destroyers had become large, multi-purpose vessels, expensive targets in their own right. As a result, casualties on destroyers were one of the highest. This led to the introduction of smaller and cheaper specialized anti-submarine warships called corvettes and frigates by the Royal Navy and destroyer escorts by the USN. A similar programme was belatedly started by the Japanese (Matsu class destroyer). These ships had the size and displacement of the original torpedo boat destroyers that the contemporary destroyer had evolved from.

List of Destroyer in World War II:
Destroyer BatteshipPicturespesifikasiCountryYear
Ognevoy class destroyer

Russia1944
Visby class destroyer

Sweden1943
Allen M. Sumner class destroyer

US1943
Battle class

Australia - UK1942
Fletcher class destroyer

US1942
Gerard Callenburgh class destroyer

Netherlands1941
Opytny class destroyer

Russia1941
Soobrazitelny class destroyer

Russia1940
Benson class destroyer

US1940
Gleaves class destroyer

US1940
Mogador class destroyer

France1939
Soldati class destroyer

Russia1939
Tashkent class destroyer

Russia1939
Sims class destroyer

US1939
Benham class destroyer

US1939
J, K and N class

UK1938
Tribal class, or Afridi class

UK1938
Gnevny class destroyer

Russia1938
Yugoslav destroyer R-11 split

Yugoslavia1938
Z17 Diether von Roeder

Germany1937
Z4 Richard Beitzen

Germany1937
Oriani class destroyer

Italy1937
Somers class destroyer

US1937
Bagley class destroyer

US1937
Gridley class destroyer

US1937
Hardi class destroyer

France1936
Zerstörer 1936A-Narvik-class destroyers

Germany1936
Sleipner class destroyer

Norway1936
Leningrad class destroyer

Russia1936
Mahan class destroyer

US1936
Porter class destroyer

US1936
Maestrale class destroyer

Italy1934
Farragut class destroyer

US1934
Fantasque class destroyer

France1933
Folgore class destroyer

Italy1932
Vauquelin class destroyer

France1931
Aigle class destroyers

France1931
Freccia class destroyer

Italy1931
Beograd class destroyer

Yugoslavia1930
JRM Dubrovnik

Yugoslavia1930
Guépard class destroyer

France1930
Mendoza class

Argentina1929
Navigatori class destroyer

Italy1929
Adroit class destroyer

France1928
Admiralen class destroyer

Netherlands1928
Sauro class destroyer

Italy1927
Turbine class destroyer

Italy1927
Churruca class destroyer

Spain1927
Churruca class destroyer

Spain1927
Bourrasque class destroyer

France1926
Sella class destroyer

Italy1926
Leone class destroyer

Italy1924
Curtatone class destroyer

Italy1924
Chacal class destroyer

France1923
Clemson class destroyer

US1919

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