|Armament||5 5" guns|
8 21" torpedo tubes
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Notes on class|
The Farragut class was the first of 6 classes of destroyers make since the last Clemson class ships of 1922. These ships were meant to modernize the aging US Navy destroyer fleet.
The Farragut class ships were slightly larger than the Clemsons, faster and had only two smoke stacks instead of the previous four.
All 8 ships were present at Pearl Harbour on 7 Dec 1941. 3 were lost in the war, 2 of them through typhoon in 1944 and the other ran aground in Alaska.
The surviving ships from WWII were broken up after the war.
US Navy destroyer classes during WWII:
All ships of the Farragut class
|USS Aylwin (DD 355)|
|USS Farragut (DD 348)|
|USS Dale (DD 353)|
|USS Dewey (DD 349)|
|USS Hull (DD 350)||Lost on 18 Dec 1944|
|USS Macdonough (DD 351)|
|USS Monaghan (DD 354)||Lost on 18 Dec 1944|
|USS Worden (DD 352)||Lost on 12 Jan 1943|
See all Destroyer classes.
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