USS Kilty (DD-137) being launched, 1918

USS Kilty (DD-137) being launched, 1918
This picture shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Kilty (DD-137) being launched at Mare Island on 25 April 1918, with the superstructure yet to be constructed.
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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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (11 November 2017), USS Kilty (DD-137) being launched, 1918 ,

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