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 (Marinha do Brasil)[edit]

Canada (Royal Canadian Navy)[edit]

Chile (Armada de Chile)[edit]

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

  • Anshan class — 4 ships, all retired (ex-Gnevny class)
  • Sovremennyy class — 4 ships in active service
  • Type 051 (NATO codename Luda) — 6 ships in active service, 11 retired
  • Type 052 (NATO codename Luhu) — 2 ships in active serve
  • Type 051B (NATO codename Luhai) — 1 ship in active service
  • Type 052B (NATO codename Luyang I) — 2 ships in active service
  • Type 051C (NATO codename Luzhou) — 2 ships in active service
  • Type 052C (NATO codename Luyang II) — 6 ships in active service
  • Type 052D — 10 ships in active service, 2 in sea trials and 10 more under construction
  • Type 055 — 1 ship in sea trials, 5 under construction

Colombia (Armada de la República de Colombia)[edit]

Ecuador (Armada del Ecuador)[edit]

Egypt (Egyptian Navy)[edit]

Estonia (Eesti Merevägi)[edit]

France (Marine Nationale)[edit]

Germany (Deutsche Marine)[edit]

Greece (Hellenic Navy)[edit]

Royal Hellenic Navy (1832–1974)[edit]

Hellenic Navy (1974–Present)[edit]

India (Bharatiya Nau Sena)[edit]

Indonesia (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut)[edit]

  • Gadjah Mada class - 1 ship, ex-N class
  • Siliwangi class — 7 ships, ex-Project 30bis upgraded to Project 30BK

Iran (Iranian Navy)[edit]

Italy (Italian Navy)[edit]

Regia Marina (1861–1946)[edit]

Marina Militare (1946–present)[edit]


Mexico (Armada de México)[edit]

Netherlands (Koninklijke Marine)[edit]

Norway (Kongelige Norske Marine)[edit]

Pakistan (Pɑkistan Bahri'a)[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]

Siam (Royal Siamese Navy)[edit]

South Africa (South African 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.

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]

Yugoslavia (Yugoslav Navy)[edit]

Venezuela (ARBV)[edit]


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