Allied Warships


Farragut class

8 ships

The destroyer USS Worden (DD 352) of the US Navy. She was lost on 12 Jan 1943.

Technical information

Displacement1395 BRT 
Length341 feet 
Complement162 men 
Armament5 5" guns
8 21" torpedo tubes 
Max speed36 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:
Sampson - Caldwell - Wickes - Clemson - Farragut - Porter - Mahan - Gridley - Bagley - Somers - Benham - Sims - Benson / Gleaves - Fletcher - Allen M. Sumner - Gearing


All ships of the Farragut class

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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

8 Destroyers of the Farragut class. 3 of them were lost.

See all Destroyer classes.

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