USS Reid (DD-21) in Louisiana Intercoastal Canal

USS Reid (DD-21) in Louisiana Intercoastal Canal
Here we see the Smith class destroyer USS Reid (DD-21) passing through the Louisiana Intercoastal Canal, now part of the vast Intracoastal Waterway that runs from Boston to Brownsville, Texas. The Gulf section of this waterway wasn't completed until 1949, but this photo probably dates to the interwar 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 January 2017), USS Reid (DD-21) in Louisiana Intercoastal Canal , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Reid_DD-21_louisiana.html

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