12.5 foot draft. 36.6 knots. 5000 mile cruise range. Four 5 inch turret mounted guns. Torpedoes, depth charges. Festooned with 40mm and 20mm.
A Fletcher class destroyer, built to WWII specs could utterly slaughter the Littoral “Combat” ships. Updated it would be an embarrassment. The new ship carries the Griffin missile. (a whopping 13 lb warhead. The weak love child of a Hellfire and an 82mm mortar. 12 mile range!) It also has a single HUGE 2.2inch gun. In short, it’s almost unable to defend itself on the surface, and has no defense at all against subs.
It it supposed to operate close to shore, but has a 13 foot draft as opposed to the Fletcher at 12.5 ft. Also close to shore is very dangerous for the Littoral. A single tank ashore could kick it’s butt. But if it dared shoot at a Fletcher, it would be slaughtered by the four 5 inch turrets at 15 rounds a minute,,each. The Littoral could shoot it’s 57mm, try a Griffin, or run for it’s life. But it better run. A single 120mm tank round could destroy a littoral.
Why? Because Littorals were actually exempted from the ability to absorb battle damage requirements.
Silly ships, built to please contractors and procurement admirals. While our enemies build warships.