With 176 destroyers in the class, the Fletcher is one of the most recognizable ships of the war. From the boilers to the bunks and control panel, this cutaway contains a staggering amount of detail. Even the rails have been cut out.
Considered by those who served aboard, the Fletcher was perceived as the peak of WW2 destroyer development. Designed by Gibbs & Cox of New York, the first of 175 Fletchers entered service in the summer of 1942. After the war, all the surviving Fletchers were put into reserves, and many saw action again in Korea and Vietnam. Today, few still exist but, a handful operate in foreign countries while three have been converted into museums: DD-537 USS The Sullivans, DD-661 USS Kidd and DD-793 USS Cassin Young.
We will custom build this cutaway with your desired hull number and boat name. Just enter the information in the fields provided, and we'll do the rest. The shopping cart will accurately reflect your changes as an option so that you may verify the information.
As customized cutaways are built to order, it will take two to three weeks to create, frame and ship the cutaway.
The framed size is 22.5" wide by 8.5" high.
Natural Basswood finish (as pictured) is mounted on a Baltic Blue matte and surrounded by a rich cherry finish frame.
Brass and Silver finishes are mounted on a black matte within a black frame which gives a very contemporary look.