USS Clemson (APD-31), Charleston, 1944

USS Clemson (APD-31), Charleston, 1944
This picture shows the name ship of the Clemson class of destroyers, USS Clemson (APD-31) at Charleston Navy Yard on 21 April 1944. The circles show recent changes to the ship. This picture gives us a good view of the four landing craft and their derricks, as well as the general clutter on deck.
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 (13 January 2018), USS Clemson (APD-31), Charleston, 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Clemson_APD31_1944.html

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