USS Sproston (DD-173), c. 1919-20

USS Sproston (DD-173), c. 1919-20

Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS Sproston (DD-173) c.1919-20. On this picture the propeller guards and torpedo tubes stand out clearly as they appear pale against their backgrounds.

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 (6 January 2018), USS Sproston (DD-173), c. 1919-20 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Sproston_DD173.html

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