USS Shaw (DD-68) after collision with the Aquitania

USS Shaw (DD-68) after collision with the Aquitania
Here we see the damage done to the Sampson class destroyer USS Shaw (DD-68) after she collided with the Aquitania on 9 October 1918. 90ft was cut off the bow, the bridge was badly damaged and the forward boilers were destroyed. Despite the damage she managed to reach port under her own steam, although travelling backwards! She was repaired and returned to active service, although not until 1919.
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 (15 April 2017), USS Shaw (DD-68) after collision with the Aquitania , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Shaw_DD68_collision_damage.html

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