22nd Destroyer Division, 1919

22nd Destroyer Division, 1919

This picture shows four members of the 22nd Destroyer Division and the sole active member of the 32nd Destroyer Division, at San Diego, c. December 1919 (note the Happy Xmas sign and christmas tree on the Renshaw (DD-176).

The Wickes class destroyers USS O'Bannon (DD-177), USS Sproston (DD-173), USS Hogan (DD-178) and USS Renshaw (DD-176) were members of the 22nd Destroyer Division and the Clemson class destroyer USS Chauncey (DD-296) was part of the 32nd Destroyer Division. Note the slightly lower bow on the Chauncey.

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 (28 July 2018), 22nd Destroyer Division, 1919 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_22nd_destroyer_division_1919.html

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