USS Bennett (DD 473) off the Shortland Islands in 1944.
contains photos of all early torpedo boat destroyers and flush-deck destroyers and all 444 destroyers and 12 destroyer-minelayers commissioned between 1930 and the end of World War II, plus additional Allen M. Sumner
- and Gearing
-class ships completed after the war as follows:
The collection also contains
- Flush deck — the Caldwell, Wickes and Clemson classes and conversions, including APDs (the “Green Dragon” destroyer-transports)—all 273 ships.
- 1,500-ton “Goldplaters” Farragut, Mahan, Dunlap, Gridley, Bagley and Benham classes—all 48 ships.
- 1,850-ton destroyer leaders: Porter and Somers classes—all 13 ships.
- 1,570-ton Sims class—all 12 ships.
- 1,620- and 1,630-ton Benson and Gleaves classes, including the Livermore and Bristol classes—all 96 ships.
- 2,100-ton Fletcher class with sections including high-bridge, low-bridge, variations, in color, in detail, closeups, on location, at sea, in action, damage, sinking, in history, art—all 175 ships.
- 2,200-ton “short hull” (Allen M. Sumner) class—the 67 wartime ships, including 12 destroyer-minelayers of the Robert H. Smith class, plus the three post-war ships.
- 2,200-ton “long hull” (Gearing) class—the 45 wartime ships, the 53 post-war ships and two ships never completed.
photos of all destroyers, ocean escorts and frigates of the cold war classes as follows:
Other images are linked from thumbnail photos within text or on separate image or photo pages.