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- the Peking Plan saved three destroyers of the Polish Navy from imminent destruction at the beginning of the Second World War?
- the first class of United States Navy destroyers were designated torpedo boat destroyers?
- the Ikazuchi class destroyers (example pictured), the first class of destroyers in the Imperial Japanese Navy, were all built in Scotland?
- the Tribal class destroyer HMS Tartar received the nickname 'Lucky Tartar' due to her numerous escapes from dangerous situations in World War II?
- the Shirakumo class destroyers (example pictured) were amongst the last destroyers purchased by the Imperial Japanese Navy from overseas shipyards?
- the USS Robert H. McCard, a United States Navy destroyer, was named after U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Robert H. McCard, a recipient of the Medal of Honor?
- the only American ship larger than a destroyer to survive the Dutch East Indies campaign was the light cruiser Marblehead (pictured)?
- the fire and explosion of SS Fort La Monte wrecked the nearby Royal Navy destroyer HMS Arrow (pictured)?
- the Urakami class destroyer Kawakaze of the Imperial Japanese Navy was built in Scotland, sold to the Regia Marina of Italy and sunk as a ship of the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany?
- the Umikaze class destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy were the first large destroyers designed for open ocean service to be built in Japan?
- the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Quail (pictured) was mined in November 1943, but did not sink until May 1944?
- the Italian Royal Navy's Indomito class of destroyers were the first large Italian destroyers and the first to be equipped with steam turbines?
- the captain of the Italian submarine who misidentified patrol boat USS PC-496 for a destroyer and torpedoed her was court-martialed for "wasting" a torpedo on such a small ship?
- Japanese cruiser Izumo was dispatched to Malta as the flagship of an Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer unit in World War I, as part of Japan's contribution to the Allied war effort under the Anglo-Japanese Alliance?
- HMS Tynedale, a destroyer of the Royal Navy, attacked and damaged a U-boat in 1942 that would sink her a year later?
- Vice Admiral Henry Burrell (pictured) initiated a Royal Australian Navy re-equipment program in the 1960s that included new helicopters, submarines, destroyers, minesweepers, and auxiliaries?
- the destroyer HMS Thanet evacuated Hong Kong on 8 December 1941, just hours after the Japanese began their attack?
- the F class destroyer HMS Fury (pictured) carried the former King Edward VIII to France the day after he abdicated the throne?
- the L class destroyer HMS Legion rescued 1,560 crew members of the torpedoed aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal?
- the Japanese destroyer Matsu had a very short career: just more than three months from her completion in 1944, to her sinking as she returned from her first escort mission?
- the Imperial Japanese Navy's 1888 warship Kotaka is considered as the first effective design of a destroyer?
- Captain Ralph Kerr, briefly commander of the Royal Navy's largest warship HMS Hood, had previously only commanded destroyers?
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