- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 16, 1997
From their historic showing at the Battle of Leyte Gulf to their ongoing role in the "new" Navy, this is the story of the most versatile of all warships.
They first took to the seas over 100 years ago. They have fought in every major naval conflict on the 20th century. They remain among the most deadly and effective warships afloat, the backbone of America's surface fleet.
Destroyers are the jack-of-all-trades of the Navy. Tracking down and destroying submarines, providing defense for aircraft carriers, battleships and convoys, and supporting amphibious landings, they have proved their worth and versatility countless times. DESTROYERS uses dramatic combat footage from some of the century's greatest naval battles and interviews with sailors who have served aboard them to tell the history of these vital vessels. And a behind-the-scenes tour of a modern destroyer shows why, after over a century at sea, they are likely to remain an integral part of the world's navies forever.