List of destroyer classes

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This is a list of destroyer classes.

Argentina (Armada de la República Argentina)[edit]

Australia (Royal Australian Navy)[edit]

Austria-Hungary (Austro-Hungarian Navy)[edit]

Brazil (Brazilian Navy)[edit]

Canada (Royal Canadian Navy)[edit]

Chile (Chilean Navy)[edit]

China (People's Liberation Army Navy)[edit]

  • Anshan class — 4 ships, all retired
  • Sovremenny class — 4 ships, all in active service
  • 051 type (NATO codename Luda) — 17 ships, 9 in active service
  • 052 type (NATO codename Luhu) — 2 ships, both in active serve
  • 051B type (NATO codename Luhai) — 1 ship, in active service
  • 052B type (NATO codename Luyang I) — 2 ships, both in active service
  • 051C type (NATO codename Luzhou) — 2 ships, both in active service
  • 052C type (NATO codename Luyang II) — 5 ships, 3 in active service, 2 under sea trial; 1 more fitting out
  • 052D type - 4 ships under construction, 4 more planned

France (Marine Nationale)[edit]

Germany (Deutsche Marine)[edit]

Greece (Hellenic Navy)[edit]

Royal Hellenic Navy (1832-1974)[edit]

Hellenic Navy (1974-Present)[edit]

India (Indian Navy)[edit]

Iran (Iranian Navy)[edit]

Italy (Italian Navy)[edit]

Mexican Navy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Netherlands (Koninklijke Marine)[edit]

Norway (Kongelige Norske Marine)[edit]

Peru (Marina de Guerra del Perú)[edit]

Poland (Marynarka Wojenna)[edit]

Portugal (Marinha Portuguesa)[edit]

Romania (Romanian Navy)[edit]

Russia/USSR (Russian Navy)[edit]

Imperial Russian Navy[edit]

Soviet Navy[edit]

South Korea (Republic of Korea Navy)[edit]

Spain (Armada Española)[edit]

Sweden (Swedish Navy)[edit]

Republic of China (Taiwan) (Zhōnghuá Mínguó Hǎijūn)[edit]

Turkey (Osmanlı Donanması / Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri)[edit]

United Kingdom (Royal Navy)[edit]

Torpedo Boat Destroyers[edit]

In 1913, the surviving units among the large heterogeneous array of older Torpedo Boat Destroyer types of the "27-knotter" and "30-knotter" varieties were organised into the A, B, C and D classes according to their design speed and the number of funnels they possessed. The earlier "26-knotters" were not included as all six vessels had been deleted before 1913.

  • D class; (2-funnelled, 30-knot (56 km/h) classes)

Unlike the "A", "B" and "C" classes, all the (two-funnel) "D" class were built by one shipbuilder (Thornycroft) and comprised a single class, with minor modifications between batches.

    • Desperate group — 4 ships
    • Angler group — 2 ships
    • Coquette group — 3 ships
    • Stag special type — 1 ship
  • Taku type — 1 ship, ex-Chinese prize

Conventional destroyers[edit]

In 1913, lettered names were given to all Royal Navy destroyers, previously known after the first ship of that class. The River or E class of 1913 were the first destroyers of the Royal Navy with a recognisable modern configuration.

Guided-missile destroyers[edit]

United States (United States Navy)[edit]

See also: List of destroyer classes of the United States Navy

Yugoslavia (Yugoslav Navy)[edit]

Venezuela (ARBV)[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gardiner and Gray 1985, p. 338.

References[edit]

  • Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal (1985). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5.