Top 10 Most Powerful Destroyers In The World in 2020

Top 10 Most Powerful Destroyers In The World in 2020 –

10. Horizon class – France/Italy
Cost: ~$2 Billion USD
Power: ~ 71000 shp
Speed: 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Range: 11,000 km
Length: 152.87
Displacement: 6,940 long tons
Crew: 255
Special Attack: 3× OTO Melara 76 mm Super Rapid guns with Davide/Strales system
The Horizon class is a class of air-defence frigates in service with the French Navy and the Italian Navy, though they have since been designated as destroyers by both countries.
9. Daring class – United Kingdom
Cost: $ 1.4 billion
Power: 117,000 shp
Speed: 32 kn (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Range: 13,000 km
Length: 152.4 m
Displacement: 10,400 short tons
Crew: 191
Special Attack: 1 × BAE 4.5 inch Mk 8 naval gun
The Type 45 destroyer, also known as the D or Daring class, is a class of six guided missile destroyers built for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy.
Cost: $893 million
Power: COGAG, two shafts, four Rolls Royce Spey SM1C turbines
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Length: 150.5 m
Displacement: 6800 tonnes
Crew: 200
Special Attack: 1 × 127 mm (5 in)/54 gun
The Japanese Aikizuki class of general purpose destroyers are used as escorts for the Hyuga and Izumo class helicopter carriers. A total of 4 Aikizuki class ships were planned and were eventually completed. The lead ship was commissioned with the JMSDF in 2012. The last one was commissioned in 2014.
7. KONGŌ-CLASS – Japan
Cost: $1.48 billion
Power: 100,000 shp (75,000 kW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 8,300 km
Length: 161 m
Displacement: 9,500 tons
Crew: 300
Special Attack: 1 × 127 mm (5 in)/54 caliber Oto-Breda Compact Gun
The Kongou class of guided missile destroyers serves as the core ship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Escort Flotillas. Constructed in the 1990s, the Kongou class are equipped with the Aegis fire control system, being one of the few ship classes outside the United States to have that capability.
6. Atago class – Japan
Cost: $1.48 billion
Power: 100,000 shp (75,000 kW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Length: 165 m
Displacement: 10,000 tons
Crew: 300
Special Attack: 1 × 5 inch (127mm/L62) Mk-45 Mod 4 naval gun
Anti-air warfare destroyer. COGLAG propulsion with 4 gas turbines, developing 100 000 shp combined. The Atago class are large Japan’s destroyers with strong anti-air warfare capability. This class is a scaled-up and improved version of the Kongou class
5. Kolkata class – India
Cost: US$540 million
Power: 4 × Zorya-Mashproekt DT-59 reversible gas turbines
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: 15,000 km
Length: 163 m
Displacement: 8,200 short tons
Crew: 40 officers and 350
Special Attack: 4 × 8-cell VLS, for a total of 32 Barak 8 missiles
The Kolkata class are a class of stealth guided missile destroyers constructed for the Indian Navy. The class comprises three ships – Kolkata, Kochi and Chennai, all of which were built by Mazagon Dock Limited in India, and are the largest destroyers to be operated by the Indian Navy.
4. Type 052D class – China
Cost: $510M
Power: 91,000 shp (68 MW)
Speed: 31 knots (57 km/h; 36 mph)
Length: 157 m
Displacement: 7,500 tons
Crew: 280
Special Attack: 1 × H/PJ-45A 130mm dual purpose gun
The Type 052D destroyer is a class of guided missile destroyers being deployed by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Surface Force. Currently it is being built at two different Chinese shipyards.
3. Arleigh Burke class – USA
Cost: US$1.843 billion
Power: 105,000 bhp (78,000 kW)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 8,100 km
Length: 155 m
Displacement: 9,600 long tons
Crew: 276
Special Attack: 1 × 5-inch (127 mm)/54 Mk-45 Mod 1/2 (lightweight gun)
The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) is the United States Navy’s first class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multifunction passive electronically scanned array radar. The class is named for Admiral Arleigh Burke, an American destroyer officer in World War II, and later Chief of Naval Operations.
2. Sejong the Great class – South Korea
Cost: $923 million
Power: 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Range: 10,200 km
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Length: 166 m
Displacement: 11,000 tons
Crew: 300-400
Special Attack: 1 × 5 inch (127 mm/L62) Mk-45 Mod 4 naval gun
The Sejong the Great-class destroyers, also known as KD-III, are three guided missile destroyers of the Republic of Korea Navy. The second ship was commissioned in August 2010 and the third in August 2012.
1. Zumwalt class – USA
Cost: $4.24 Billion per unit
Power: 78 MW (105,000 shp)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Length: 190 m
Displacement: 15,742 long tons
Crew: 147 +28 in air detachment
Special Attack: 20 × MK 57 VLS modules
The Zumwalt-class destroyer is a class of United States Navy guided missile destroyers designed as multi-mission stealth ships with a focus on land attack.

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