USS Lamberton (DMS-2), 4 May 1945
This picture shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Lamberton (DMS-2) at the Mare Island Navy Yard on 4 May 1945, the day that the Germans surrendered to Montgomery on Luneburg Heath, perhaps explaining the display of flags (which appears to read 'Navy').
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 (21 October 2017), USS Lamberton (DMS-2), 4 May 1945 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Lamberton_DMS2_1945.jpg