destroyers


Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Schley

By: Mark Loproto

USS Schley (DD-103) was laid down on October 29, 1917. The new Wickes-class destroyer was equipped like other destroyers of the time: with an arsenal that would make her a... Read More

Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Ramsay

By: Mark Loproto

USS Ramsay (DD-124) was laid down as a Wickes-class destroyer at Newport News, VA in December of 1917, and launched on June 8, 1918. She was commissioned into service in the... Read More

Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Worden

By: Mark Loproto

Laid down at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in December of 1932, USS Worden (DD-352) was commissioned into the US Navy on January 15, 1935. Worden spent most of her... Read More

The Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Downes

By: Mark Loproto

Unlike many United States Navy ships that served during World War II, USS Downes (DD-375) had a relatively short life. Launched on April 22, 1936, the Mahan-class destroyer—named for US Naval... Read More

Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Shaw

By: Mark Loproto

In the history books, chapters about the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor are often accompanied by an iconic image: the explosion of a ship taken from a distance.... Read More