USS Champlin (DD-104) on trials, 31 October 1918
Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS Champlin (DD-104) on her trials on 31 October 1918. Note that she already has her guns and torpedo tubes installed, unlike pre-war trial ships, which were often unarmed at this stage.
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.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (7 October 2017), USS Champlin (DD-104) on trials, 31 October 1918 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Champlin_DD104_trials.html