Forward Gun of USS Little (DD-79), 23 October 1918

Forward Gun of USS Little (DD-79), 23 October 1918
Here we see the forward gun of the Wickes class destroyer USS Little (DD-79), during gunnery practise at sea on 23 October 1918. Note the markings on the deck around the gun, and the fairly small size of the gun shield compared to the gun crew.
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 (9 July 2017), Forward Gun of USS Little (DD-79), 23 October 1918 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Little_DD79_forward_gun.html

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