USS Cummings (DD-44) before First World War

USS Cummings (DD-44) before First World War
Here we see the Cassin class destroyer USS Cummings (DD-44) at some point before the First World War. Note the unshielded forward gun, and the large number of crew members gathered on the stern.
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 Cummings (DD-44) before First World War , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Cummings_DD44_prewar.html

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