USS Burns (DD-171) on sea trials, Santa Barbara channel, 25 July 1919

Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS Burns (DD-171) making 30 knots during her sea trials in the Santa Barbara channel on 25 July 1919. Note that she actually has her guns installed - this wasn't always the case for early sea trials, which would be carried out before the ships were armed.

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 (6 January 2018), USS Burns (DD-171) on sea trials, Santa Barbara channel, 25 July 1919 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Burns_DD171_trials.html

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