Sponsor's Party, USS Conner (DD-72)
Here we see the sponsor's party for the launch of the Caldwell class destroyer USS Conner (DD-72) at Cramps, 21 August 1917, the date of her launch. The Conner was sponsored by Miss Elsa Diederich, the great-great grand daughter of Commodore David Conner, a US naval officer during the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.
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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Rickard, J (1 July 2017), Sponsor's Party, USS Conner (DD-72) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Conner_DD72_sponsor.html