USS Gamble (DM-15), c.1940

USS Gamble (DD-15), c.1940
This picture shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Gamble (DM-15) flying flags at some point during 1940. Note the mine force symbol and the correct hull number (many pictures show that ex destroyers kept their original DD number for some time).
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 (28 October 2018), USS Gamble (DM-15), c.1940 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Gamble_DM15_1940.html

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