USS Taylor (DD-94) having bow cleared, 1942

USS Taylor (DD-94) having bow cleared, 1942
Here we see the bow of the Wickes class destroyer USS Taylor (DD-94) being cleaned, before it was chopped off and installed on her sister ship USS Blakeley (DD-150), after the Blakeley was hit by a German torpedo which almost destroyed her own bow.
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 (2 September 2017), USS Taylor (DD-94) having bow cleared, 1942 ,

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