USS Whipple (DD-15) at Norfolk Navy Yard, 1907

USS Whipple (DD-15) at Norfolk Navy Yard, 1907
Here we see the bow end of the Truxtun class destroyer USS Whipple (DD-15) at the Norfolk Navy Base during 1907. Note the laundry around the bow gun, and the forward port gun visible in its hatch.
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 (20 January 2018), USS Whipple (DD-15) at Norfolk Navy Yard, 1907 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Whipple_DD15_1907.html

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