Ships to Sea

Destroyer 1942

Destroyers are smaller, versatile warships that the Navy started using in World War I.

These ships have guns and torpedoes to protect convoys from enemy submarines, surface ships, and aircraft. Nicknamed "tin cans," destroyers have thinner steel hulls than battleships, but are much faster in the water.

A destroyer is smaller than a battleship or aircraft carrier, but still an important part of any fleet.

Destroyer - 1942