USS Dickerson (APD-21), Chesapeake Bay, 3 October 1943

USS Dickerson (APD-21), Chesapeake Bay, 3 October 1943

This good aerial picture shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Dickerson (APD-21) in Chesapeake Bay on 3 October 1943. From this angle we can see that most of her guns have been given splinter screens around their platforms, two funnels have been removed, and four landing craft installed.

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 (23 December 2017), USS Dickerson (APD-21), Chesapeake Bay, 3 October 1943 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Dickerson_ADP21_chesapeake_bay_1943.html

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