Living Conditions aboard a Fletcher Class Destroyer 1952

Fletcher Class Destroyer

US Navy Documentary about living conditions aboard a Fletcher Class Destroyer . Saulfley was re-designated a DDE in 1949 and then an EDDE (experimental) and used for experimenting with new Sonar systems until 1962 when reclassified as a DD, then participating in the movie PT109 as well as the Blockade of Cuba.

Saufley served admirably in the Pacific in WWII, instrumental in the sinking of two Japanese submarines as well as participating in several key operations. The future CNO, Elmo Zumwalt was Executive Officer of the Saufley 1945 – 46

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