First radar test, USS Leary (DD-158), 1937

First radar test, USS Leary (DD-158), 1937

Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS Leary (DD-158) carrying the first radar equipment to be tested on a US warship, in April 1937. The antenna have been mounted on one of her guns to allow them to be moved more easily.

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 (23 December 2017), First radar test, USS Leary (DD-158), 1937 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Leary_DD158_radar_test_1937.html

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