Twin 4in/ 50 guns on USS Stockton (DD-73)

Twin 4in/ 50 guns on USS Stockton (DD-73)
This picture shows the unusual twin 4in/50 forward gun on Caldwell class destroyer USS Stockton (DD-73), as seen from the pilothouse. The lack of space as the crew load both guns at the same time perhaps explains why the other Caldwell class destroyers retained the normal single gun.
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 (1 July 2017), Twin 4in/ 50 guns on USS Stockton (DD-73) ,

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