Battle Stations The Destroyer Documentary
History Of Wars
[B]Published on Sep 29, 2016[/B]
In the aftermath Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy designed and built an entirely new generation of warships. Incredibly, they did not have to wait for the next conflict to see duty–in fact, they played a vital role throughout most of World War II.
It’s creed was ‘to go in harm’s way,’ its motto…kill or be killed. On June 4, 1942, as the Imperial Navy suffered its first major defeat at Midway, the first Fletcher class destroyer was commissioned in Boston. By the end of the war, there were well over 100 of these revolutionary warships in the water, performing every imaginable task, from protecting carriers to bombarding enemy troops on land.