AA gun and No.1 Gun, USS Israel (DD-98)

AA gun and No.1 Gun, USS Israel (DD-98)
Here we see the 1pdr anti-aircraft gun and No.1 4"/50 gun on the Wickes class destroyer USS Israel (DD-98). Note that No.1 gun has a gun shield, while the stern gun was unshielded. This picture was taken from the old battleship USS Indiana (BB-1) in September-October 1918.
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 (2 September 2017), AA gun and No.1 Gun, USS Israel (DD-98) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Israel_DD98_AA_no1_gun.html

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