USS Preston (DD-19) on Builder's Trials, 1909

USS Preston (DD-19) on Builder's Trials, 1909
This picture shows the Smith class destroyer USS Preston (DD-19) on her builder's trials during 1909. As was normally the case, these trials were carried out before the destroyer's armament was installed.
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 January 2017), USS Preston (DD-19) on Builder's Trials, 1909 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Preston_DD-19_builders_trials.html

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