Destroyer Evolution 1920-1944
Part two of a series of US Navy illustrations of the evolution of the destroyer covers 1920-1944 and shows the Clemson class destroyer USS Hatfield (DD-231), the Mahan class destroyer USS Mahan (DD-364) and the Fletcher class USS Fletcher (DD-445). This takes us from the flush deck destroyers designed for the First World War, through the inter-war designs and onto the Second World War era Fletcher class, the most modern type to see service in large numbers in that conflict.
U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History, Norman Friedmann
The standard history of the development of American destroyers, from the earliest torpedo boat destroyers to the post-war fleet, and covering the massive classes of destroyers built for both World Wars. Gives the reader a good understanding of the debates that surrounded each class of destroyer and led to their individual features.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (20 January 2018), Destroyer Evolution 1920-1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_destroyer_evolution_1920_1944.html