USS Pringle (DD-477), Charleston Navy Yard, 1942

USS Pringle (DD-477), Charleston Navy Yard, 1942
Here we see the Fletcher class destroyer USS Pringle (DD-477) at the Charleston Navy Yard on 25 November 1942. At this date she is carrying an aircraft handling boom behind the rear funnel, as part of a general plan to give a number of Fletcher class destroyers the ability to carry a float plane. However the catapult has yet to be installed, and in the end problems with the aircraft handling equipment meant the scheme was cancelled.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (24 June 2021), USS Pringle (DD-477), Charleston Navy Yard, 1942 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Pringle_DD477_charleston_1942.html

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