USS Ward (DD-139) firing No.3 Gun for first time

Here we see the gun crew of No.3 Gun on the Wickes class destroyer USS Ward (DD-139) as they fire their first shots. This shot of the unshielded gun allows us to see the two telescopes, one on each side of the gun.
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 (25 November 2017), USS Ward (DD-139) firing No.3 Gun for first time , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Ward_DD139_no3_gun.html

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