USS O'Brien (DD-51) on trials, 1914

USS O'Brien (DD-51) on trials, 1914
This picture shows the O'Brien class destroyer USS O'Brien (DD-51) during her speed trials in 1914. Note the lack of her guns, and the record of her speed at 29.41kts, the top speed she is records has having achieved during the builder's trials.
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 O'Brien (DD-51) on trials, 1914 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_OBrien_DD51_1914.html

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