USS Blakeley (DD-150) with damaged bow, 1942

USS Blakeley (DD-150) with damaged bow, 1942

Here we see the damaged bow of the Wickes class destroyer USS Blakeley (DD-150), inflicted on her on 25 May 1942 when she was hit by a torpedo fired by U-156 off Martinique. She was later given the bow from her sister ship USS Taylor (DD-94), which was being used as a training hulk by 1942.

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 (2 December 2017), USS Blakeley (DD-150) with damaged bow, 1942 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Blakeley_DD150_damaged_bow.html

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