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Destroyers By Class

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

We will be adding more details including descriptions of the variations that occurred within many of the classes, details of how each class came to be, and the significant changes each brought.

Most data for Bainbridge through Gearing classes was taken from various editions of the Navy's Ships' Data publications. Some data for those and other classes came from the Tin Can Sailors reference collection of Damage Control Books.

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Destroyers By Name   Destroyers By Hull Number

 

Ship Class Number of Ships
Commissioned
Comments
Bainbridge (1902) 9  
Hopkins (1903) 2  
Lawrence (1903) 2  
Truxtun (1902) 3  
Smith (1909) 5  
Paulding (1910) 21  
Cassin (1913) 4  
Aylwin (1913) 4  
O'Brien (1915) 6  
Tucker (1915) 6  
Sampson (1916) 6  
Caldwell (1917) 6  
Wickes (1918) 38  
Little (1918) 52  
Lamberton (1918) 11  
Tattnall (1919) 10  
Clemson (1919) 156  
Farragut (1934) 8  
Porter (1936) 8  
Mahan (1936) 16  
Dunlap (1937) 2  
Gridley (1937) 4  
Bagley (1937) 8  
Somers (1937) 5 Background Article
Benham (1939) 10  
Sims (1939) 12 Background Article
Benson (1940) 30  
Gleaves (1940) [also Livermore] 66 Background Article
Fletcher (1942) [also LaVallette] 175  
Allen M. Sumner (1943) 58 Background Article
Destroyer Minelayers 12 Background Article
Gearing (1944) 98 Background Article
Mitscher (1953) 4  
Forrest Sherman (1955) 11  
Hull (1958) 7  
Spruance (1975) 31  
Charles F. Adams (1960) 23  
Kidd (1981) 4  
Arleigh Burke (1991) 57  
Norfolk (1953) 1  
Farragut (1960) [also Coontz] 10  
Leahy (1962) 9  
Bainbridge (1962) 1  
Belknap (1964) 9  
Truxtun (1967) 1  
California 2  
Knox 46  
Brooke 6  
Oliver Hazard Perry 51  

 

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