USS J Fred Talbott (AG-81), 1944
Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS J Fred Talbott after she had been turned into a target ship and redesignated as AG-81. Note that all of her guns have been removed, giving her a lot of free deck space.
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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Rickard, J (23 December 2017), USS J Fred Talbott (AG-81), 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_J_Fred_Talbott_AG81_1944.html