USS Stoddert (DD-302) and USS Dent (DD-116), c.1931

USS Stoddert (DD-302) and USS Dent (DD-116), c.1931
This picture shows the Clemson class destroyer USS Stoddert (DD-302) being used as a radio controlled ship (left) as part of an experiment with possible high speed targets for fleet exercises, with the Wickes class destroyer USS Dent (DD-116) (right) acting as the control ship.
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 (21 October 2017), USS Stoddert (DD-302) and USS Dent (DD-116), c.1931 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Stoddert_DD302_USS_Dent_DD116.html

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