USS Balch (DD-50), 1915-16

USS Balch (DD-50), 1915-16
Here we see the Cassin class destroyer USS Balch (DD-50) at some point in 1915-16. The '7' on the second funnel shows that she was part of Destroyer Division 7 at the time of the photo.
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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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (11 February 2017), USS Balch (DD-50), 1915-16 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Balch_DD50_1915-16.html

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