USS Cassin (DD-43) and USS Tucker (DD-57), Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston

This picture shows the Cassin class destroyer USS Cassin (DD-43) (left) and Tucker class destroyer USS Tucker (DD-57) at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston. Although the two ships were two classes apart (with the O'Brien class inbetween), all three types were developed from the original Cassin design. The two ships were actually very similar in size, and the main visual difference is that the two middle funnels of the design have been merged into a single larger funnel on the Tuckers.
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 (5 December 2016), USS Cassin (DD-43) and USS Tucker (DD-57), Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Cassin_DD43_USS_Tucker_DD57.html

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