USS Nicholson (DD-52) on builder's trials, 1914
Here we see the O'Brien class destroyer USS Nicholson (DD-52) during her builder's trials in 1914. During her trials she reached 30.09kts, perhaps on this run. Note the lack of guns, installed after the trials ended.
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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Rickard, J (11 February 2017), USS Nicholson (DD-52) on builder's trials, 1914 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Nicholson_DD52_1914.html