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"Fletcher" Class
 

Displacement: 2100 tons standard, - 3050 tons full load
Launched: 1942 - 1943
Dimensions:  376,5 x 39,5 x 18 feet
Guns: 5 x 5", 6 x 40 mm
Torpedo Tubes: 1 set 5 x 21"
A/S weapons:  2 Hedgehog Launchers, 1 Depth Charge Rack, - 2 side launching torpedo racks
Propulsion:  Steam Turbines, - 60.000 Shp, - 2 shafts, - 35 knots.
Complement:  249
 


1977-12-068
"Stoddard"  DD 566
Photographed at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in 1977
Note: This is the last "Fletcher" Class destroyer to be stricken. It happened in 1975. Well done for an old "warhorse".
(The ship behind "Stoddard" could be "Gearing" Class destroyer "Higbee" DD 806, - but not for sure.)
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 

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