USS Babbitt (DD-128) making smoke, 1920s
This picture shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Babbitt (DD-128) making smoke to lay a smokescreen at some point during the 1920s. The cluster of white clad sailors near the bow gun suggests that this was some sort of formal demonstration.
U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History, Norman Friedmann
The standard history of the development of American destroyers, from the earliest torpedo boat destroyers to the post-war fleet, and covering the massive classes of destroyers built for both World Wars. Gives the reader a good understanding of the debates that surrounded each class of destroyer and led to their individual features.
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Rickard, J (28 October 2018), USS Babbitt (DD-128) making smoke, 1920s , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Babbitt_DD128_smoke.html