Weaponry, Technology and Threats Improve Destroyers Over Time

September 17, 2018 – With the advancement of technology and weaponry, as well as evolving threats to the United States, the progression of the U.S. Navy destroyer has changed dramatically over the years. The first destroyers, built more than 100 years ago, were designed as torpedo-boat destroyers, said James Harrison, director for the Expeditionary Warfare Ships Division at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA 05D3), during another one of his “history lessons” at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland, on Sept. 6. In “From Flivvers to Flight…

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