Forward Superstructure of USS Lawrence (DD-8)
Here we see the forward superstructure of the Lawrence class destroyer USS Lawrence (DD-8) while she was being fitted out. This view shows the point where the turtle deck forward merged into the main deck, leaving the two shadowed areas to the side of the superstructure base. Also note the platform above the main superstructure, not always visible on side views of the completed ships.
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.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (7 October 2016), Forward Superstructure of USS Lawrence (DD-8), http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Lawrence_DD-8_forward_superstructure.html