The Fletcher-class is world-renowned as the most produced destroyer of the US Navy fleet with a total of 175 ships commissioned. The Fletcher-class was designed when the U.S. had already withdrawn from the London Naval Treaty. As a result, the Fletchers had a much greater displacement. The engine room was rather well armored against shrapnel hits of high-explosive shells. The ship carried a new type of torpedoes that were only slightly inferior to the famous Long Lance torpedoes.