Looking aft from Crow's Nest, USS Little (DD-79), 1918
This picture shows the view looking aft from the crow's nest on the Wickes class destroyer USS Little (DD-79) while she was escorting a convoy across the Atlantic in 1918. This picture gives a really good view of the torpedo tubes, and appears to have been taken while the ship's boats were either being lowered or retreived.
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 (9 July 2017), Looking aft from Crow's Nest, USS Little (DD-79), 1918, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Little_DD79_aft.html