USS Dale (DD-4) fitting out, 1902

Here we see the Bainbridge class destroyer USS Dale (DD-4) while she was still fitting out. Note the plinth for the forward 3in gun on the platform in front of the funnels. The workmen give a good idea of the size of the ship.

This picture was taken on 30 June 1902

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), USS Dale (DD-4) fitting out, 1902 ,

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