World War II Tributes
United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God's help, go forward to our greatest victory. - General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1944)

Remember those who Sacrificed all!



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Ship Comparisons
DD-803 USS Little
  • Fletcher Class Destroyer
  • Displacement: 2,924 tons
  • Length: 376'5"
  • Beam: 39'7"
  • Draft: 13'9"
  • Speed: 38 knots
  • Armament: 5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 1.1" AA, 4 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" torpedo tubes
  • Complement: 273
  • High-pressure super-heated boilers, geared turbines with twin screws, 60,000 h.p.
  • Built at Seattle-Tacoma, Seattle Yard and commissioned 19 August 1944
  • Sunk 3 May 1945 by 4 kamikaze planes at Okinawa
DD-243 USS Sands
  • Clemson Class Destroyer
  • Displacement: 1,215 Tons
  • Length: 314'5"
  • Beam: 31'8"
  • Draft: 9'10"
  • Speed: 35 knots
  • Armament: 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" torpedo tubes
  • Complement: 114
  • Geared turbines with twin screws, 26,500 h.p.
  • Built at New York Shipyard and commissioned 10 November 1920
  • Reclassified 17 December 1942 as High Speed Transport APD-13