USS Truxtun (DD-229), 1934, Panama Canal Zone

USS Truxtun (DD-229), 1934, Panama Canal Zone
Here we see the Clemson class destroyer USS Truxtun (DD-229) in the Panama Canal Zone during 1934. A second Clemson class ship is moored behind her, but can't be identified from this picture. Note the uneven distribution of funnels. The Truxtun served in the Atlantic early in the Second World War, but was lost after running aground in Newfoundland on 18 February 1942.
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 (3 October 2016), USS Truxtun (DD-229), 1934, Panama Canal Zone ,

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