USS Wilkes (DD-67) on trials, 30 September 1916
Here we see the Sampson class destroyer USS Wilkes (DD-67) on trials, on 30 September 1916, where she reached a speed of 28.9 knots. As was typical, her guns and torpedo tubes had not been installed during the trials.
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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Rickard, J (15 April 2017), USS Wilkes (DD-67) on trials, 30 September 1916 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Wilkes_DD67_trials.html