USS Flusser (DD-20) on trials, c.1909

USS Flusser (DD-20) on trials, c.1909
This picture shows the Smith class destroyer USS Flusser (DD-20) during her sea trials, probably during 1909. The lack of her forward gun suggests that these were builder's trials, as these usually took place before the weapons were 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 (11 January 2017), USS Flusser (DD-20) on trials, c.1909 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Flusser_DD-20_trials.html

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