USS Blakeley (DD-150), Charleston, 1945
The picture was probably taken in the spring of 1945, and shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Blakeley (DD-150) still carrying four 4in/ 50 guns, not typical for 1945 when one or more had often been replaced with better AA guns.
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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