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Round Bridge Fletcher (SC) - Classic Warships - CWP42CSN

Round Bridge Fletcher (SC) - Classic Warships - CWP42CSN

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Warship Pictorial 42; Davis. In 1941, the US Navy began building a fleet of large destroyers, its first design to rival the Japanese special type destroyers that had first entered service more than a decade before. These 2,100-toners became the most successful of all American destroyers, fast, roomy, capable of absorbing enormous punishment, and a flush deck design.  Overall, aerial and many detailed images, all period photography, highlight these valiant warships that carried the US Navy through the Second World War in the Pacific. Illustrated with 120 black & white photos, 3 color photos, Development, Fletcher Class table of information, General Statics, references, Resources; 72 pages.