These new generation destroyers move the main battery to twin mounts adding an extra gun, move all the torpedoes to the center line, allowing for a reduction in total tubes without sacrificing salvo density, and improve AA protection.
In Service: Sep 1929
The Craven-class are repeats of the Porter-class with improved engines.
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The Des Moines-class ships are an attempt to push light cruiser speeds up to exceed those of the newest battlecruisers while also increasing firepower. As such, displacement has climbed substantially compared to previous light cruisers, in spite of the use of a magazine box armor scheme.
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After an unidentified submarine torpedoed the destroyer Flusser, the US accused France of the attack. This resulted in a rapid escalation into a full scale war between the US and France. After war broke out, the submarine S-75 torpedoed and sank the French light carrier Dixmude.
The destroyers Cassin and Paulding were sunk while attacking a French convoy off of New Caledonia. They succeeded in sinking six French transports before fire from the French escorts found Paulding's magazine.
The destroyer Conyngham was sunk by a French submarine. The US invasion of New Caledonia succeeded in seizing control of the island from the French.
The submarine S-70 managed to ambush and sink the French battlecruiser Desaix, which was less than a year old. She was one of only six modern capital ships the French currently have in service.
The destroyer Craven was sunk by an enemy submarine. A dastardly French submarine also torpedoed a passenger liner without warning killing numerous civilians.
The battlecruisers Bunker Hill and Randolph ran into a pair of French cruisers in fog off the coast of southern California. While the Bunker Hill took damage from a torpedo, they succeeded in sinking the French heavy cruiser Marseillaise and light cruiser Forbin.
War continues to rage between the US and France. Tensions with the UK are up a bit, but France's constant torpedoing of passenger ships should keep their public opinion in our favor.
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Four more destroyers of the Little-class were ordered.
In Service: Aug 1932
These are new ASW corvettes ordered to counter France's submarine hordes. This will allow us to hopefully put the old Walke-class destroyers out of service after the war.
The French submarine forces torpedoed and sank yet another passenger liner. Given how frequently this has been happening one has to wonder if it's really accidental. They also torpedoed and sank the destroyer Drayton, and damaged the light cruiser Minneapolis. The French have also apparently been deploying mines in the Caribbean, as the destroyer Monaghan hit a mine and sank.
The French have capitulated. The peace settlement requires France to surrender control of Kwang-Chou-Wan and Madagascar to the United States. In the aftermath of the conflict, tensions between the US and all other nations have been much reduced.
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