Port Gun of USS Little (DD-79), 1918

Here we see the port 4in/ 50 gun on the Wickes class destroyer USS Little (DD-79) during gunnery practice off the coast of France in 1918. The picture also gives us a view under the gun platform.
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 (9 July 2017), Port Gun of USS Little (DD-79), 1918, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Little_DD79_port_gun.html

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