Main deck on USS Dale (DD-4)

Main deck on USS Dale (DD-4)
Here we see the view forwards along the main deck from the aft gun platform of the Bainbridge class destroyer USS Dale (DD-4). Note the long row of frames, designed to hold up the awnings often seen in peace-time photographs of the ship. This picture was taken on 30 June 1902, while she was still fitting out.
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 (7 October 2016), Main deck on USS Dale (DD-4) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Dale_DD-4_main_deck.html

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