The Fletcher class was a class of destroyers built by the United States during World War II. The class was designed in 1939, as a result of dissatisfaction with the earlier destroyer leader types of the Porter and Somers classes.
The Fletcher class was a class of destroyers built by the United States during World War II. Some went on to serve during the Korean War and into the Vietnam War. The United States Navy commissioned 175 Fletcher-class destroyers between 1942 and 1944, more than any other destroyer class, and the design was generally regarded as highly successful
Fletcher-Class Destroyers by Alan Raven. Forty three pages of pictures. The major difference is that Raven’s book is a design history of a large class of ships over four decades, while Ross’s book is about just one ship that served from 1942 to 1965.
Fletcher-Class Destroyers by Alan Raven. Eighty pages of drawings. Ross’s book also acknowledges Raven’s book as a source. Both books have a table of contents, but no index. Raven’s book starts off with thirteen pages of text covering the design, construction, wartime modifications, CIC, Radar Pickets, and onset of the cold war. This is followed by forty one pages of photographs including at least fifteen close ups that would be very helpful to model builders.
Series: Warship Design Histories. Hardcover: 191 pages. Now, for the content. Basic design guidelines with an explanation of war-time pressures start the book, followed by a medium in-depth coverage of the ship's development and wartime service. Some very useful tables showing differences between ships of the class regarding displacement, beam, speed, draft levels, etc. Author explains very clearly which set of official blueprints he used, plus the ones he nor anyone else could get a hold of.
Fletcher-Class Destroyers. Warship Design Histories. Title: Fletcher-Class Destroyers Warship Design Histories. ISBN-10: 0-87021-147-1. We are aware of 9 similar reference publications related to "Destroyer Fletcher-class". Zerstörer der Fletcher-Klasser Die Zerstörer der Klasse 119 der Deutschen Marine.
Fletcher Class Destroyers book. Fletcher Class Destroyers (Warship Design Histories).
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Raven, Alan, Fletcher-class Destroyers. McComb, Dave, US Destroyers 1934–45, Pre-War Classes
Raven, Alan, Fletcher-class Destroyers. Annapolis, Naval Institute Press, 1986 - photographs and line drawings. McComb, Dave, US Destroyers 1934–45, Pre-War Classes. Oxford, Osprey Publishing, Lt. 2010 - illustrated overview of design and World War II operations of the US destroyer classes designed during the 1930s. McComb, Dave, US Destroyers 1942–45, Wartime Classes. 2010 - illustrated overview of design and World War II operations of the Fletcher, Allen M. Sumner and Gearing classes.
Author: Alan Raven
Publisher: Naval Institute Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1986)
Pages: 158 pages
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