Japanese AKIZUKI Class Destroyers

Considered the best Japanese Destroyers of WW2, 12 Akizuki class destroyers were built from 1942 onwards. These ships were designed to fight much larger ships than themselves, but also carried a very good anti-aircraft armament by Japanese standards of the day.

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Russian UDALOY Class Destroyers - October 2019

Based on the Krivak class, the 12 ships of this class were designed from the outset to be primarily armed against submarines. Built in the late 1970s to the early 1990s, these ships are generally comparable to the American Spruance class Destroyers.

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US ALLEN M SUMNER Class Destroyers

The Allen M Sumner class were 58 ships built for the United States Navy during WW2. These ships incorporated the excellent twin 5inch/38cal guns and increased AA armament, twin rudders were also installed to improve the turning circle and many other improvements were made over the previous Fletcher class.

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US FLETCHER Class Destroyers

The 175 Fletcher class destroyers, were the largest class of destroyers ever ordered and constructed, and also the most successful destroyer class of WW2. Compared to the 1930's built Destroyer classes, these ships were larger, faster, they had a better main armament, a much greater AA armament, ASW armament, and their flush deck made them structurally stronger.

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US GEARING Class Destroyers

The Gearing class is a group of 99 destroyers built for the US Navy during the end and the immediate post WW2 period, hence few saw little service in that war. These ships were 4.3m longer than the previous Sumner class to create a greater fuel capacity, thus giving them greater range than the Sumner's.

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