USS Cushing (DD-55) on trials, 1955
Here we see the O'Brien class destroyer USS Cushing (DD-55) on her builders trials on 25 May 1915. The speed of 24.89kts must be the speed recorded on that day, as her class could reach 29-30 kts.
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 (11 February 2017), USS Cushing (DD-55) on trials, 1955 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Cushing_DD55_1915.html