USS Bainbridge (DD-1) Fitting Out, 1902

USS Bainbridge (DD-1) Fitting Out, 1902
Here we see the Bainbridge class destroyer USS Bainbridge (DD-1) while she was fitting out in 1902. This bow view shows how narrow the ship was. The funnels are in place, and the forward superstructure is almost complete, but her guns have not yet been installed.
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 (3 October 2016), USS Bainbridge (DD-1) Fitting Out, 1902 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Bainbridge_DD1_fitting_out.html

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