|The latest release from Classic Warships Publishing is the Square Bridge Fletcher, Warship Pictorial 45, written by Rick E. Davis. This volume is far, far more
than a pictorial. Indeed a pictorial on the subject would really assist modelers and interest naval historians, given the importance of the class and the excellent
captions that Classic Warship uses to explain each photograph in their publications. However, this volume has significant text in addition to the above mentioned
excellent captions. The volume has 72 pages plus front and back covers. It includes color photographs, variant descriptions and photographs, tables, drawings, and
up-close ship-board photographs. The Square Bridge Fletcher Class was the most numerous of the class. The first 58 units were enclosed round bridge types but
the final 117 were changed to have an open bridge, following the example of the open bridges of the destroyers of the Royal Navy. The open bridge type started with
USS Brownson DD-518 and ended with USS Rooks DD-802.