USS Crowninshield (DD-134) refueling from USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS Crowninshield (DD-134) refueling from the carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3) during the early 1930s. This view point gives a good idea of how narrow these destroyers were, and the height difference to the massive carriers.
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 (11 November 2017), USS Crowninshield (DD-134) refueling from USS Saratoga (CV-3), http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Crowninshield_DD134_refueling_from_saratoga.html