They would've been nice-looking ships for sure!
I agree, here's what J. E MacDonnell had to say about his creation (Which IMHO probably used a Fletcher Class destroyer as the start point for the authors imaginings...)
Destroyers are the prettiest of warships, but Ascari's line was beautiful. A gazelle of movement. Her slim stem rose from the water sloping forward, cutting a clean bow-wave. Then the line lifted symetrically to her forward turrets and up to the streamlined bridge, the peak and then down again over the funnel to the after guns and finally her low stern, cut square for speed. And that funnel: it was raked backwards, oval in shape to let the wind slide past with a minimum of friction and it branched out to fore and aft at it's base.
J. E. MacDonnell
, 1977, pg. 71
Note about the name, it's that of an actual destroyer, one of the Italian Soldati Class which was lost in 1943 after striking mines.