Kamikaze damage on USS Roper (APD-20)
Here we see some of the damages suffered by the Wickes class destroyer USS Roper (APD-20) when it was hit by a kamikaze on 25 May 1945 off Okinawa.
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.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (2 December 2017), Kamikaze damage on USS Roper (APD-20) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Roper_APD20_kamikaze_damage.html