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Published on Dec 13, 2006
A short photo montage from commissioning to Guadalcanal to the retaking of Corregidor and the Philippines. The USS Fletcher DD-445 was the first of the Fletcher Class destroyers, the most famous class of destroyers in world naval history. She served from 1942 to 1945, then again from 1949 to 1969. This video clip briefly covers her WWII years.
Music: "Beneath the Southern Cross" by Rodgers & Hammerstein from the 1952 NBC-TV special, "Victory at Sea".