USS Walke (DD-18) firing 18in torpedo

USS Walke (DD-18) firing 18in torpedo
Here we see an 18in torpedo just after it has been launched from the Monaghan class destroyer USS Walke (DD-18).
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 Walke (DD-18) firing 18in torpedo , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Walke_DD34_18in_torpedo.html

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