Somers (DD-301), Farragut (DD-300), John Francis Burns (DD-299), Percival (DD-298) and Stoddert (DD-302)

Somers (DD-301), Farragut (DD-300), John Francis Burns (DD-299), Percival (DD-298) and Stoddert (DD-302)

Here we see a group of Clemson class destroyers at Pearl Harbor in 1925 - from front to back we see the Somers (DD-301), Farragut (DD-300), John Francis Burns (DD-299), Percival (DD-298) and Stoddert (DD-302). This is a rather domestic scene, with a cluster of smaller boats serving the destroyers, and laundry drying on most of them. Also note the ship's names written in small letters above the nimbers. The angle also demonstrates with one of the problems with the flush deckers - their bows were fairly dry, but their sterns were rather close to the water. The small depth charge racks can't have been easy to use in any significant weather, and the rear gun had to be raised onto the aft deck house.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (7 December 2019), Somers (DD-301), Farragut (DD-300), John Francis Burns (DD-299), Percival (DD-298) and Stoddert (DD-302), http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_somers_301_farragut_300_burnes_299_percival_298_stoddert_302.html

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