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Axis & Allies War at Sea - USS Fletcher (DD 445)

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General Type Ship
Unit Type Destroyer
Cost 7
Set Base
Manufacturer Hasbro
Country United States (Details)
Available 1942
Set ID 26
Rarity C
Class Name Fletcher
Armor 3
Vital 7
Hull Points 2
Speed 139.495
Primary 4/4/3/0
Torpedoes 2/2/0/0
AA 6/0/-/-
ASW 5/-/-/-
Special Ability Chase the Salvoes
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Class/Manufacturer History:

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. 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 Fletcher design was generally regarded as highly successful. Fletchers had a design speed of 38 knots, and an armament of five 5" guns in single mounts with 10 21" torpedoes in two quintuple centerline mounts.[ The Allen M. Sumner and Gearing classes were Fletcher derivatives.

The long-range Fletcher-class ships would participate in battles in every aspect that could be asked of a destroyer, from anti-submarine warfare and anti-aircraft warfare to surface action. They could cover the vast distances required by fleet actions in the Pacific. In fact, they served almost exclusively in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, during which they accounted for 29 Imperial Japanese Navy submarines sunk. In a massive effort, the Fletcher-class ships were built by shipyards across the United States and, after World War II ended, 11 were sold to countries they had been built to fight against: Italy, Germany, and Japan, as well as other navies, where they would go on to have even longer, distinguished careers..

Three have been preserved as museum ships in the U.S., and one in Greece..



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Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2016-02-02 19:09:38

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