USS McDougal (DD-54) with Franklin D. Roosevelt on board, 1914

USS McDougal (DD-54) with Franklin D. Roosevelt on board, 1914
Here we see the O'Brien class destroyer USS McDougal (DD-54) in the summer of 1914, with the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on board. The McDougal was commissioned on 16 June 1914, and this picture probably dates to about that period.
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 (11 February 2017), USS McDougal (DD-54) with Franklin D. Roosevelt on board, 1914 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_McDougal_DD54_1914.html

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