Port Engine Room, USS Dale (DD-4)

Port Engine Room, USS Dale (DD-4)
Here we see the port engine room on the Bainbridge class destroyer USS Dale (DD-4), seen while the ship was fitting out in 1901. Here we see part of one of the vertical triple expansion engines that powered the ship. The cylinders are the at the top, with pistons heading down to the port propeller shaft. Note the skylight above the engine.
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 (7 October 2016), Port Engine Room, USS Dale (DD-4) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Dale_DD-4_engines.html

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