The USS Renshaw DD/DDE-499 was the third naval vessel to bear the name and was one of 175 ships of the Fletcher destroyer class. All the ships in this class were built over a two and one-half year period from 1942 to 1944;
The Fletcher Class as Constructed:
Operational and Building Data
The original Fletcher class destroyer design called for a 2080-ton, 38-knot vessel. The USS Nicholas (DD-449) was the first ship of the class to be commissioned. The sea trials were considered a success despite achieving only 37 knots at a displacement of 2589 tons. She was one knot short of design and 509 tons overweight, due to armament additions.
History of Renshaw (Tin Can Sailors, Inc.)
DesRon 25, "Pineapple" Fleet Renshaw was in DesDiv 252
Much of the material in this website is taken from "USS Renshaw DD/DDE499 50th Anniversary 1942-1992, A Living History," compiled by Shipmate Donald L. McCurry