In the late 1940s, several DD hulls were converted to DDE classification (anti-submarine destroyer) and kept the same hull number (so DD-445 became DDE-445, for example). All of these hulls were reclassified as DD on 30 June 1962. The DDE hull classification is now an Inactive classification.
Sites related to commissioned U.S. Navy Destroyers (hull classification DD). Decommissioned Destroyers go in the sub-category "Decommissioned".
Destroyers, destroyer escorts, and frigates. Lists of ships, information on classes, some sections on particular ships.
National Association of Destroyer Veterans
Has destroyer reunion listings, ship histories, ship photos, and ordnance articles. Provides funds for restoring and operating destroyers as museum/memorial ships.
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