Here we see the Smith class destroyer USS Preston (DD-12) at sea during 1912. The Smith class destroyers were able to carry five 3in guns, up from the two on the first sixteen destroyers. On this picture one of the extra guns can be seen, just in front of the first funnel. USS Preston (DD-19) at sea, 1912

USS Preston (DD-19) at sea, 1912
Here we see the Smith class destroyer USS Preston (DD-19) at sea during 1912. The Smith class destroyers were able to carry five 3in guns, up from the two on the first sixteen destroyers. On this picture one of the extra guns can be seen, just in front of the first funnel.
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.
cover cover cover
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (11 January 2017), USS Preston (DD-19) at sea, 1912 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Preston_DD-19_1912.html

Help - F.A.Q. - Contact Us - Search - Recent - About Us -  Subscribe in a reader - Join our Google Group - Cookies