USS Decatur (DD-5) on trials, 1902

USS Decatur (DD-5) on trials, 1902
Here we see the Bainbridge class destroyer USS Decatur (DD-5) during her high speed trials in 1902. Note that she appears to be missing at least her forward gun.
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 (18 November 2017), USS Decatur (DD-5) on trials, 1902 ,

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