USS Walke (DD-34) undergoing repairs, March 1914

USS Walke (DD-34) undergoing repairs, March 1914
Here we see repairs being carried out on the Monaghan class destroyer USS Walke (DD-18), at Dry Tortugas, Florida on 17 March 1914. The arrow points to the hole that needed patching. A diver had to be sent down to fix the hole, and he operated from this platform supported by two boats.
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 (30 January 2017), USS Walke (DD-34) undergoing repairs, March 1914 ,

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