Depth charges and stern gun, USS Israel (DD-98)
Here we see the stern depth charges and aft 4"/50 gun on the Wickes class destroyer USS Israel (DD-98). Note that the gun is unshielded, while No.1 gun, in the bow, had a large gun shield. 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.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (2 September 2017), Depth charges and stern gun, USS Israel (DD-98) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Israel_DD98_stern.html