USS Roe (DD-24) before launch, 24 July 1909
Here we see the Paulding class destroyer USS Roe (DD-24) being prepared for her launch at Newport News on 24 July 1909. This picture was probably taken earlier on the same day.
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 January 2017), USS Roe (DD-24) before launch, 24 July 1909 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Roe_DD-24_before_launch.html