USS Roper (DD-147) seen from above
This area view shows the Wickes class destroyers USS Roger (DD-147) at an unspecified date. Note the depth charges on the stern, and the gun on the aft deck house.
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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Rickard, J (2 December 2017), USS Roper (DD-147) seen from above , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Roper_DD147_from_above.html