USS Talbot (APD-7) preparing to refuel from USS Chandeleur (AV-10)

USS Talbot (APD-7) preparing to refuel from USS Chandeleur (AV-10)
Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS Talbot (APD-7) coming alongside USS Chandeleur (AV-10) to refuel, on 6 April 1943, early in her deployment in the Pacific after being converted to a fast transport. The number of crew members on deck gives some idea of how cramped conditions must have been on these converted destroyers.
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 (14 October 2017), USS Talbot (APD-7) preparing to refuel from USS Chandeleur (AV-10) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Talbot_APD7_refueling.html

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