Additionally treaties regulated destroyer construction the 1500 ton destroyers built in the 1930s under the treaties had stability problems that limited expansion of their armament in world war ii during world war ii the united states began building larger 2100 ton destroyers with five gun main batteries but without stability problems. List of united states navy and coast guard ships lost during world war ii from 31 october 1941 to 31 december 1946 sorted by type and namethis listing also includes constructive losses which are ships that were damaged beyond economical repair and disposed of. Dust jacket notes united states navy destroyers of world war ii breaks new ground for both the historian and enthusiast the first serious study of the fascinating evolution of the us destroyers which fought world war ii this book presents information and photographs which have literally never seen the light of day in any past general publication. I did not know that this book existed i was familiar with the companion book united states submarines in world war ii that i had acquired earlier when i was researching my grandfathers own navy service as a world war ii submariner looking through this book i saw many references to my grandfathers brothers ship my great uncle dd . During world war ii the united states began building destroyers with five gun main batteries but without stability problems the first major warship produced by the us navy after world war ii and in the cold war were frigates the ships were actually designated destroyer leaders but later reclassified as guided missile destroyers
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