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USS Fletcher 1942

USS Fletcher (DD-445) in real life

The Fletcher-class destroyer was a United States Military class of destroyers designed in 1939, and operated during World War II by the United States Navy. It had five 127mm cannons, six to ten 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns, seven to ten 20mm cannons, ten torpedoes and depth charges. Of the 175 constructed during the war, 19 were sunk and six were never repaired.

Battlefield 1942[]

The Fletcher is the USMC/US Army/British Army destroyer featured in Battlefield 1942. It has four positions: the captain, who pilots the ship and controls the two frontal guns plus dropping the depth charges, the auxiliary gunner, who controls the rear guns, and two machine gunners, both controlling a Browning Machine gun mounted on two separate platforms at the center of the ship. However, the Brownings can only be used by approaching them on foot, and they cannot be accessed by the number keys. It also has two LCVPs hanging from its rear.


The Fletcher is a supporting ship for amphibious assaults. It is small compared to the other ships excluding submarines. The two main jobs of the Fletcher are simple: Support amphibious assaults with its guns and hunt down submarines. It is special among vehicles due to the fact it can support Radar/Sonar capabilities. It is best to avoid battleships or stay close to a friendly ship due to being severely outgunned.

The Fletcher has two main positions: the captain and the auxiliary gunner.

The captain has to his helm: two turrets that fire one projectile each. Its splash damage is quite effective and can be used against ground targets on beaches or other ship. The guns can turn 180 degrees max. The second weapon is the Depth charges, the total amount is 10 each and replenish in one second. However, after all of them are depleted, it takes 5 to 8 seconds to reload. 

The auxiliary gunner position has two turrets similar to the captain's turrets. It is spaced out more which can lead to more damage in a wider area. This can be useful in case you pass a ship in close combat. This position can also respond to artillery requests called by friendly scouts.

Another version of the Fletcher, known simply as the Fletcher2 in the kill log, appears on Omaha Beach. It has less health than the regular Fletcher, but is otherwise identical.



Battlefield Vietnam[]

BF1 Trash Cut content
The subject of this article, Fletcher, has been cut from the final version of a Battlefield game.

In the Battlefield Vietnam World War II Mod, The Fletcher is still found in the LexiconAll dat file alongside the Yamato.

Battlefield V[]

Fletcher-class Destroyers appear in Battlefield V as unusable vehicles on all four Pacific maps. Their static models are found within out-of-bounds areas, one of several ship types making up the US fleet, along with the Landing Ship, Tank, Yorktown-class aircraft carrier and Iowa-class Battleship. The ships can occasionally be seen firing their guns at unknown targets.


  • In the game files, torpedo tubes can be found in the mesh files alongside the geometries files. However, they lack texture files, and the details and stats about these weapons were cut.
  • The Hull Number (DD-445) corresponds to the USS Fletcher. Which was the lead Fletcher-class destroyer and served in the Pacific theater during World War II.
  • In the intro of Battlefield 1942, two Fletchers with different hull numbers can be seen: one, the USS Fletcher (DD-445), and the other, the USS Bradford (DD-545), can be seen together.
  • On Operation Husky, which features the British Army, the Fletcher still carries the U.S. flag.