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Destroyer "Fletcher" class (119) The first destroyer of the "Fletcher" class (119) was acquired in January 1958 by the United States. The six units of this class were the first ships of the German Federal Navy with an operations center. The Destroyer 1 of the Federal Navy. The first destroyer of the Fletcher-class (119) was acquired in January 1958 by the United States. The six units were the first ships of the German Federal Navy with an operations center. Another five destroyers of this class followed the 1959th All six FLETCHER were initially on loan from the U.S. Congress, as the time for the design, construction and testing of our own larger vessels was not available. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 114.74 m / 12.0 m / 4.41 m Load displacement: 2,750 t Speed: 35 knots Arming: 4 x 127 mm guns in single turrets 6 x 76.2 mm flak guns in double 5 x mm TR-533 in fivesome 2 x 533 mm UTR 2 x submarine-hunting missile launcher "Hedgehog" 1 x depth charges circulation stage mine rails Crew: 250 Soldiers Units: UNITS, SQUADRON, LOCATIONS D170/Destroyer 1/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D171/Destroyer 2/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D172/Destroyer 3/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D178/Destroyer 4/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D179/Destroyer 5/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D180/Destroyer 6/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel Source: