Fletcher Class

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Fletcher Class destroyers. History of American Fletcher Class destroyers built during the second world war. The list below has short histories regarding the career of the ship if you can help us with any information or photographs please e-mail us.

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(DD445) USS Fletcher 3rd May 1942 Stricken 1st August 1967. Scrapped 1972
(DD446) USS Radford 3rd May 1942 Scrapped  July 1969.
(DD447) USS Jenkins 21st June 1942 Scrapped July 1969.
(DD448) USS La Vallette 21st June 1942 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD449) USS Nicholas 19th February 1942 Scrapped January 1970.
(DD450) USS O'Bannon 14th March 1942 Stricken January 1970 Scrapped 1972
(DD451) USS Chevalier 11th April 1942 Sunk on 7th October 1943.
(DD465) USS Saufley 19th July 1942 Used as a target from September 1966. sunk 1968
(DD466) USS Waller 17th May 1942 stricken 1969 used as target 1970
(DD467 USS  Strong 17th May 1942 Sunk on 5th July 1943.
(DD468) USS Taylor 7th June 1942 Sold to Italy (Lanciere) on 2nd July 1969.
(DD469) USS De Haven 28th June 1942 Sunk on 1st February 1943.
(DD470) USS Bache 27th July 1942 Grounded and Stricken 1st March 1968
(DD471) USS Beale 24th August 1942 Stricken 1968. sunk as target 1969
(DD472) USS Guest 20th February 1942 Sold to Brazil on 5th June 1959.
(DD473) USS Bennett 16th April 1942 Sold to Brazil on 15th December 1959.
(DD474) USS Fullam 16th April 1942 Used as target and sunk 7th July 1962.
(DD475) USS Hudson 3rd June 1942 Scrapped after 1972.
(DD476) USS Hutchins 20th February 1942 Scrapped in 1948.
(DD477) USS Pringle 2nd May 1942 Sunk on 16th April 1945.
(DD478) USS Stanly 2nd May 1942 Scrapped after 1970.
(DD479) USS Stevens 24th June 1942 Scrapped after 1971.
(DD480) USS Halford 29th October 1942 Scrapped after 1968.
(DD481) USS Leutze 29th October 1942 Scrapped in 1947.
(DD498) USS Philip 13th October 1942 stricken on 1st October 1968., sunk in a storm 1972
(DD499) USS Renshaw 13th October 1942 Scrapped February  1970.
(DD500) USS Ringgold 11th November 1942 Sold to West Germany on 14th July 1959, scrapped after 1972.
(DD501) USS Schroeder 11th November 1942 Scrapped after 1972.
(DD502) USS Sigsbee 7th December 1942 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD507) USS Conway 16th August 1942 Stricken 1969. sunk as target 1969
(DD508) USS Cony 16th August 1942 Stricken 2nd July, target.
(DD509) USS Converse 30th August 1942 Sold
(DD510) USS Eaton 20th September 1942 Stricken 1969. sunk as
(DD511) USS Foote 11th October 1942 Stricken 1969. sunk as
(DD512) USS Spence 27th October 1942 Sunk on 18th December 1944.
(DD513) USS Terry 22nd November 1942 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD514) USS Thatcher 6th December 1942 Scrapped in 1948.
(DD515) USS Anthony 20th December 1942 Sold to West Germany on 17th January 1958.
(DD516) USS Wadsworth 10th January 1943 Sold to West Germany on 6th October 1959.
(DD517) USS Walker 31st January 1943 Sold to Italy  (Fante) on 2nd July 1969.
(DD518) USS Brownson 24th September 1942 Sunk on 26th December 1943.
(DD519) USS Daly 24th October 1942 Served until 1960 stricken December 1974.  BU 1976
(DD520) USS Isherwood 24th October 1942 Sold to Peru  (Guise) on 15th December 1960.
(DD521) USS Kimberly 4th February 1942 Sold to Taiwan  (An Yang) on 1st June 1967.
(DD522) USS Luce 6th March 1943 Sunk on 3rd May 1945.
(DD526) USS Abner Read 18th August 1942 Sunk on 1st November 1944.
(DD527) USS Ammen 17th September 1942 stricken 1960 scrapped 1961
(DD528) USS Mullany 10th October 1942 Sold to Taiwan  (Ching Yang)  on 6th October 1971.
(DD529) USS Bush 27th October 1942 Sunk on 6th April 1945.
(DD530) USS Trathen 22nd October 1942 Used as a target and sunk on 1st November 1972.
(DD531) USS Hazelwood 20th November 1942 Stricken Decmber 1974.  scrapped 1976
(DD532) USS Heermann 5th December 1942 Sold to Argentina  (Brown) on 1st August 1961.
(DD533) USS Hoel 19th December 1942 Sunk on 25th October 1944.
(DD534) USS McCord 10th January 1943 Used as a target and sunk on 1st November 1972.
(DD535) USS Miller 7th March 1943 Stricken  December  1974.
(DD536) USS Owen 21st March 1943 Stricken April 1973. Scrapped 1974
(DD537) USS The Sullivans 4th April 1943 Stricken 1974. but Preserved 1977
(DD538) USS Stephen Potter 28th April 1943 Stricken December  1972.
(DD539) USS Tingey 28th May 1943 Used as a target from November 1965.
(DD540) USS Twining 11th July 1943 Sold to Taiwan (Kwei  Yang ) on 6th October 1971.
(DD541) USS Yarnall 25th July 1943 Sold to Taiwan (Kuen Yang )on 10th June 1968.
(DD544) USS Boyd 29th October 1942 Sold to Turkey  (Iskenderum) on 1st October 1969.
(DD545) USS Bradford 12th December 1942 Sold to Greece  (Thyella) on 27th September 1962.
(DD546) USS Brown 21st February 1943 Sold to Greece (Navarinon ) on 27th September 1962.
(DD547) USS Cowell 18th March 1943 Sold to Argentina (Almirante Stormi) on 17th August 1971.
(DD550) USS Capps 31st May 1942 Sold to Spain on 15th May 1957.
(DD551) USS David W Taylor 4th July 1942 Sold to Spain on 15th May 1957.
(DD552) USS Evans 4th October 1942 Scrapped in 1947.
(DD553) USS John D Henley 15th November 1942 Scrapped in 1970.
(DD554) USS Franks 7th December 1942 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD555) USS Haggard 9th February 1943 Scrapped in 1946.
(DD556) USS Hailey 9th March 1943 Sold to Brazil 20th July 1961
(DD557) USS Johnston 25th March 1943 Sunk on 24th October 1944.
(DD558) USS Laws 22nd April 1943 Stricken April  1973.
(DD559) USS Longshaw 4th June 1943 Sunk on 18th May 1945.
(DD560) USS Morrison 4th July 1943 Sunk on 3rd May 1945.
(DD561) USS Prichett 31st July 1943 Sold to Italy   (Geniere) on 10th January 1970.
(DD562) USS Robinson 28th August 1943 Stricken December  1974.
(DD563) USS Ross 10th September 1943 Stricken December  1974.
(DD564) USS Rowe 30th September 1943 Stricken December  1974.
(DD565) USS Smalley 17th October 1943 Scrapped in 1966.
(DD566) USS Stoddard 19th November 1943 Towed to a point North of Hawaii in July 1997 and sunk by charges placed on her, The last Fletcher class destroyer struck form the Naval register in 1975 (John Rauh )
(DD567) USS Watts 31st December 1943 Scrapped   1975.
(DD568) USS Wren 29th January 1944 Scrapped   1975.
(DD569) USS Aulick 2nd March 1942 Sold to Greece on 21st August 1959.
(DD570) USS Charles Ausburne 6th March 1942 Sold to west Germany on 12th April 1960.
(DD571) USS Claxton 1st April 1942 Sold to west Germany on 15th December 1959.
(DD572) USS Dyson 15th April 1942 Sold to west Germany on 17th February 1960.
(DD573) USS Harrison 7th May 1942 Sold to Mexico in August 1970.
(DD574) USS John Rodgers 7th May 1942 Sold to Mexico in August 1970.
(DD575) USS McKee 2nd August 1942 Scrapped after 1972.
(DD576) USS Murray 16th August 1942 Scrapped in 1966.
(DD577) USS Sproston 31st August 1942 Scrapped after 1968.
(DD578) USS Wickes 13th September 1942 Used as target and sunk on 1st November 1972.
(DD579) USS William D Porter 27th September 1942. Sunk on 10th June 1945.
(DD580) USS Young 11th October 1942 Scrapped after 1968.
(DD581) USS Charrette 3rd June 1942 Sold to Greece on 15th June 1959.
(DD582) USS Conner 18th July 1942 Sold to Greece on 15th June 1959.
(DD583) USS Hall 18th July 1942 Sold to Greece on 9th February 1960.
(DD584) USS Halligan 19th March 1942 Sunk on 26th March 1945.
(DD585) USS Haraden 19th March 1942 Used as a target and sunk on 1st November 1972.
(DD586) USS Newcomb 4th July 1943 Scrapped in 1947.
(DD587) USS Bell 24th June 1942 Used as target and sunk on 1st November 1972.
(DD588) USS Burns 8th August 1942 Used as target and sunk on 1st November 1972.
(DD589) USS Izard 8th August 1942 Scrapped after 1968.
(DD590) USS Paul Hamilton 7th April 1943 Scrapped after 1968.
(DD591) USS Twiggs 7th April 1943 Sunk on 16th June 1945.
(DD592) USS Howorth 10th January 1943 Used as target and sunk on 8th March 1962.
(DD593) USS Killen 10th January 1943 Used as a target from 1967.
(DD594) USS Hart 25th September 1944 Scrapped after 1973.
(DD595) USS Metcalfe 25th September 1944 Scrapped after 1971.
(DD596) USS Shields 25th September 1944 Sold to Brazil on 1st July 1972.
(DD597) USS Wiley 25th September 1944 Scrapped after 1968.
(DD629) USS Abbot 17th February 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD630) USS Braine 7th March 1943 Sold to Argentina on 1st August 1961.
(DD631) USS Erben 21st March 1943 Sold to South Korea on 1st May 1963.
(DD642) USS Hale 4th April 1943 Sold to Colombia in December 1960.
(DD643) USS Sigourney 24th April 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD64?) USS Stembel 8th May 1943 Sold to Argentina on 1st August 1961.
(DD649) USS Albert W Grant 29th May 1943 Scrapped after 1971.
(DD650) USS Caperton 22nd May 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD651) USS Cogswell 5th June 1943 Sold to Turkey on 1st October 1969.
(DD652) USS Ingersoll 28th June 1943 Sunk as target 1974.
(DD653) USS Knapp 10th July 1943 Scrapped after 1972.
(DD654) USS Bears 25th July 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD655) USS John Hood 25th October 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD656) USS Van Valkenburgh 19th December 1943 Sold to Turkey on 28th February 1967.
(DD657) USS Charles J Badger 3rd April 1943 Scrapped after 1970.
(DD658) USS Colahan 3rd May 1943 Used as a target from 1966.
(DD659) USS Dashiell 6th February 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD660) USS Bullard 28th February 1943 Scrapped after 1972.
(DD661) USS Kidd 28th February 1943 Restored to WW2 condition and on permanent display at Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the Mississippi river
(DD662) USS Bennion 4th July 1943 Scrapped after 1971.
(DD663) USS Heywood L Edwards 6th October 1943 Sold to Japan on 10th March 1959, scrapped in 1976.
(DD664) USS Richard P Leary 6th October 1943 Sold to Japan on 10th March 1959, scrapped in 1976.
(DD665) USS Bryant 29th May 1943 Scrapped after 1968.
(DD666) USS Black 28th March 1943 Scrapped after 1969.
(DD667) USS Chauncey 28th March 1943 Scrapped after 1972.
(DD668) USS Clarence K Bronson 18th April 1943 Sold to Turkey 14th January 1967.
(DD669) USS Cotten 12th June 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD670) USS Dortch 20th June 1943 Sold to Argentina on 1st August 1961.
(DD671) USS Gatling 20th June 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD672) USS Healy 4th July 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD673) USS Hickox 4th July 1943 Sold to South Korea on 15th November 1968.
(DD674) USS Hunt 1st August 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD675) USS Lewis Hancock 1st August 1943 Sold to Brazil on 2nd August 1967.
(DD676) USS Marshall 29th August 1943 Scrapped after 1969.
(DD677) USS McDermut 17th October 1943 Scrapped after 1965.
(DD678) USS McGowan 14th November 1943 Sold to Spain on 31st November 1960.
(DD679) USS McNair 14th November 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD680) USS Melvin 17th October 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD681) USS Hopewell 2nd May 1943 Underwent an INSURV inspection which recommended decommissioning, February 1972, sunk as target for a  "walleye" test11, off the coast of California
(DD682) USS Porterfield 13th June 1943 Used as a target and sunk on 1st March 1975.
(DD683) USS Stockham 25th June 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD684) USS Wedderburn 1st August 1943 Scrapped after 1969.
(DD685) USS Picking 1st June 1943 Scrapped after 1975.
(DD686) USS Halsey Powell 30th June 1943 Sold to South Korea on 27th April 1968.
(DD687) USS Uhlmann 30th July 1943 Scrapped after 1972.
(DD688) USS Remey 25th July 1943 Scrapped after 1974.
(DD689) USS Wadleigh 7th August 1943 Sold to Chile in July 1962.
(DD690) USS Norman Scott 28th August 1943 Scrapped after 1973.
(DD691) USS Mertz 11th September 1943 Scrapped after 1970.
(DD792) USS Callaghan 1st August 1943 Sunk on 28th July 1945.
(DD793) USS Cassin Young 12th September 1943 Stricken 1974.  Now in Boston Harbour Naval Museum where restoration efforts are in progress.  Thanks to Jeffrey Russell
(DD794) USS Irwin 31st October 1943 Sold to Brazil on 10th May 1968.
(DD795) USS Preston 12th December 1943 Sold to Turkey on 15th November 1969.
(DD796) USS Benham 30th August 1943 Sold to Peru on 8th October 1961.
(DD797) USS Cushing 30th September 1943 Sold to Brazil on 20th July 1961.
(DD798) USS Monssen 30th October 1943 Scrapped in 1964.
(DD799) USS Jarvis 14th February 1944 Sold to Spain on 3rd November 1960.
(DD800) USS Porter 13th March 1944 Scrapped after 1972.
(DD801) USS Colhoun 10th April 1944 Sunk on 6th April 1945.
(DD802) USS Gregory 8th May 1944 Used as a training ship from May 1966.
(DD803) USS Little 22nd May 1944 Sunk on 3rd May 1945.
(DD804) USS Rooks 6th June 1944 Sold to Chile in July 1962.

USS Waller

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(DD466) USS Waller at Malta Harbour, launched 15th August 1942 

Used as a target from July 1969.

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USS Cony

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(DD508) USS Cony at Malta Harbour, launched 16th August 1942

Decommissioned and used as a target and sunk 20th March 1970, 60 miles of the coast of Puerto Rico.

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USS Ammen

DD527 USS Ammen, 23rd March 1943

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USS Hailey

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(DD556) USS Hailey at Malta Harbour, launched 9th March 1943

Sold to Brazil  (Pernambuca) on 20th July 1961.

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