USS Kidd (DD-661), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Admiral Kidd was the first US flag officer to die during World War II, and the first American admiral ever to be killed in action.

USS Kidd a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C.

USS Nicholas (DD-449) Fletcher class destroyer in camouflage.

USS Nicholas Fletcher class destroyer in camouflage.

Fletcher-class destroyers. Beautiful ships.

Fletcher-class destroyers. Beautiful ships.

USS Erben, a Fletcher Class destroyer, built by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, as she appeared in late World War II. Illustration by John Barrett.

USS Erben, a Fletcher Class destroyer, built by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, as she appeared in late World War II. Illustration by John Barrett.

USS Massachusetts (BB-59) refuels Fletcher class destroyers 1945 - USS Massachusetts (BB-59) - Wikipedia

lex-for-lexington: “ Battleship USS Massachusetts refuels two Fletcher-class destroyers.

Fletcher Class Destroyer

Fletcher Class Destroyer

USS Watts (DD-567) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Captain John Watts, (1778-1823). Pic is 1955.

USS Watts (DD-567) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Captain John Watts, (1778-1823). Pic is 1955.

Fletcher-class destroyer technical drawing 1954.jpg

Fletcher-class destroyer technical drawing 1954.jpg

Fletcher Class Destroyer

USS The Sullivans clase Fletcher

USS Terry (DD-513) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Commander Edward Terry, (1839-1882).

USS Terry (DD-513) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Commander Edward Terry, (1839-1882).

USS Waller (DD/DDE-466) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Major General Littleton Waller,USMC (1856-1926).

USS Waller (DD/DDE-466) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Major General Littleton Waller,USMC (1856-1926).

USS Walker (DD-517) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Admiral John Grimes Walker. (1835-1907).

USS Walker (DD-517) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Admiral John Grimes Walker. (1835-1907).

USS Wickes (DD-578) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Captain Lambert Wickes, 1735-1777.

USS Wickes (DD-578) Fletcher-class destroyer named for Captain Lambert Wickes, 1735-1777.

USS Sigourney (DD-643) Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy.

USS Sigourney Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy.

USS Robinson (DD-562) Fletcher-class destroyer in action! Moving picture (GIF)

USS Robinson (DD-562) Fletcher-class destroyer in action! Moving picture (GIF)

“USS CLAXTON” (DD-571) a (376.6') Fletcher Class Destroyer – Comm: 8 Dec 1942 (Honors: 8 BS, Presidential Unit Citation for WW ll Svc) Crew: 329 Officers and Enlisted – Armament: 5 x 5 Inch (127mm) Guns, 10 x 40mm & 7 x 20mm AA Guns, 10 x 21 Inch (533mm) Torpedo Tubes, 6 x Depth Charge Projectors and 2 x Tracks – Decomm: 18 Apr 1946 & Transferred to West German Navy, 16 Dec 1959, Renamed: “ZERSTÖRER 4” (D178) Transferred to to the Hellenic Navy, Feb 1981 for Spare Parts

“USS CLAXTON” (DD-571) a (376.6') Fletcher Class Destroyer – Comm: 8 Dec 1942 (Honors: 8 BS, Presidential Unit Citation for WW ll Svc) Crew: 329 Officers and Enlisted – Armament: 5 x 5 Inch (127mm) Guns, 10 x 40mm & 7 x 20mm AA Guns, 10 x 21 Inch (533mm) Torpedo Tubes, 6 x Depth Charge Projectors and 2 x Tracks – Decomm: 18 Apr 1946 & Transferred to West German Navy, 16 Dec 1959, Renamed: “ZERSTÖRER 4” (D178) Transferred to to the Hellenic Navy, Feb 1981 for Spare Parts

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