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Fletcher Class (also La Vallette class)

Note: According to tradition, U.S. Navy classes are named for the lowest-hull-numbered ship in the class. When built, the USS Fletcher (DD-445) was that ship for this class. In 1949, however, some ships of this class were designated as Escort Destroyers (DDE). At that point, the USS La Vallette (DD-448) became the lowest-hull-numbered ship of of the ships that stayed as DDs and, therefore, starting in 1949 some of these ships would have been properly known as La Vallette-class destroyers.

Data for USS Fletcher (DD-445) as of 1945

Length overall: 376’ 5"
Length between perpendiculars: 369’ 1"
Extreme Beam: 39’ 7"
Limiting draft: 13’ 9"

Standard Displacement: 2,050 tons
Full Load Displacement: 2,940 tons

Fuel capacity: 3,250 barrels

Armament
Five 5"/38 caliber guns
Five 40mm twin anti-aircraft mounts
Two 21" quintuple torpedo tubes

Complement
20 Officers
309 Enlisted

Propulsion
4 Boilers
2 General Electric Turbines: 60,000 horsepower

Highest speed on trials: 35.2 knots

Note: Ships marked with an asterisk (*) were never commissioned.

 

DD-445

FLETCHER

DD-446

RADFORD

DD-447

JENKINS

DD-448

LA VALETTE

DD-449

NICHOLAS

DD-450

O'BANNON

DD-451

CHEVALIER

DD-452

PERCIVAL*

DD-465

SAUFLEY

DD-466

WALLER

DD-467

STRONG

DD-468

TAYLOR

DD-469

DE HAVEN

DD-470

BACHE

DD-471

BEALE

DD-472

GUEST

DD-473

BENNETT

DD-474

FULLAM

DD-475

HUDSON

DD-476

HUTCHINS

DD-477

PRINGLE

DD-478

STANLY

DD-479

STEVENS

DD-480

HALFORD

DD-481

LEUTZE

DD-482

WATSON*

DD-498

PHILIP

DD-499

RENSHAW

DD-500

RINGGOLD

DD-501

SCHROEDER

DD-502

SIGSBEE

DD-507

CONWAY

DD-508

CONY

DD-509

CONVERSE

DD-510

EATON

DD-511

FOOTE

DD-512

SPENCE

DD-513

TERRY

DD-514

THATCHER

DD-515

ANTHONY

DD-516

WADSWORTH

DD-517

WALKER

DD-518

BROWNSON

DD-519

DALY

DD-520

ISHERWOOD

DD-521

KIMBERLY

DD-522

LUCE

DD-523

UNNAMED*

DD-524

UNNAMED*

DD-525

UNNAMED*

DD-526

ABNER READ

DD-527

AMMEN

DD-528

MULLANY

DD-529

BUSH

DD-530

TRATHEN

DD-531

HAZELWOOD

DD-532

HEERMANN

DD-533

HOEL

DD-534

MCCORD

DD-535

MILLER

DD-536

OWEN

DD-537

THE SULLIVANS

DD-538

STEPHEN POTTER

DD-539

TINGEY

DD-540

TWINING

DD-541

YARNALL

DD-542

UNNAMED*

DD-543

UNNAMED*

DD-544

BOYD

DD-545

BRADFORD

DD-546

BROWN

DD-547

COWELL

DD-548

UNNAMED*

DD-549

UNNAMED*

DD-550

CAPPS

DD-551

DAVID W. TAYLOR

DD-552

EVANS

DD-553

JOHN D. HENLEY

DD-554

FRANKS

DD-555

HAGGARD

DD-556

HAILEY

DD-557

JOHNSTON

DD-558

LAWS

DD-559

LONGSHAW

DD-560

MORRISON

DD-561

PRICHETT

DD-562

ROBINSON

DD-563

ROSS

DD-564

ROWE

DD-565

SMALLEY

DD-566

STODDARD

DD-567

WATTS

DD-568

WREN

DD-569

AULICK

DD-570

CHARLES AUSBURNE

DD-571

CLAXTON

DD-572

DYSON

DD-573

HARRISON

DD-574

JOHN RODGERS

DD-575

MCKEE

DD-576

MURRAY

DD-577

SPROSTON

DD-578

WICKES

DD-579

WILLIAM D. PORTER

DD-580

YOUNG

DD-581

CHARETTE

DD-582

CONNER

DD-583

HALL

DD-584

HALLIGAN

DD-585

HARADEN

DD-586

NEWCOMB

DD-587

BELL

DD-588

BURNS

DD-589

IZARD

DD-590

PAUL HAMILTON

DD-591

TWIGGS

DD-592

HOWORTH

DD-593

KILLEN

DD-594

HART

DD-595

METCALFE

DD-596

SHIELDS

DD-597

WILEY

DD-629

ABBOT

DD-630

BRAINE

DD-631

ERBEN

DD-642

HALE

DD-643

SIGOURNEY

DD-644

STEMBEL

DD-649

ALBERT W. GRANT

DD-650

CAPERTON

DD-651

COGSWELL

DD-652

INGERSOLL

DD-653

KNAPP

DD-654

BEARSS

DD-655

JOHN HOOD

DD-656

VAN VALKENBURGH

DD-657

CHARLES J. BADGER

DD-658

COLAHAN

DD-659

DASHIELL

DD-660

BULLARD

DD-661

KIDD

DD-662

BENNION

DD-663

HEYWOOD L. EDWARDS

DD-664

RICHARD P. LEARY

DD-665

BRYANT

DD-666

BLACK

DD-667

CHAUNCEY

DD-668

CLARENCE K. BRONSON

DD-669

COTTEN

DD-670

DORTCH

DD-671

GATLING

DD-672

HEALY

DD-673

HICKOX

DD-674

HUNT

DD-675

LEWIS HANCOCK

DD-676

MARSHALL

DD-677

MCDERMUT

DD-678

MCGOWAN

DD-679

MCNAIR

DD-680

MELVIN

DD-681

HOPEWELL

DD-682

PORTERFIELD

DD-683

SOOCKHAN

DD-684

WEDDERBURN

DD-685

PICKING

DD-686

HALSEY POWELL

DD-687

UHLMANN

DD-688

REMEY

DD-689

WADLEIGH

DD-690

NORMAN SCOTT

DD-691

MERTZ

DD-792

CALLAGHAN

DD-793

CASSIN YOUNG

DD-794

IRWIN

DD-795

PRESTON

DD-796

BENHAM

DD-797

CUSHING

DD-798

MONSSEN

DD-799

JARVIS

DD-800

PORTER

DD-801

COLHOUN

DD-802

GREGORY

DD-803

LITTLE

DD-804

ROOKS

 

 

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