USS Trippe (DD-33) leaving Queenstown, December 1918

Here we see the Monaghan class destroyer USS Trippe (DD-33), leaving Queenstown in December 1918. The long pennant is the homeward bound pennant, indicating that she was heading home at the end of a period in commission. Note the crewmen standing on the depth charge rack at the rear of the 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 (30 January 2017), USS Trippe (DD-33) leaving Queenstown, December 1918 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Trippe_DD33_leaving_queenstown.html

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