USS Branch (DD-197) under way, c.1920

USS Branch (DD-197) under way, c.1920

Here we see the Clemson class destroyer USS Branch (DD-197) under way, c. 1920. Note what appears to be an old fashioned sailing ship seen just behind her 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 (4 August 2018), USS Branch (DD-197) under way, c.1920 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Branch_DD197_1920.html

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