Looking aft from bridge of USS Kimberly (DD-80), 1918

Looking aft from bridge of USS Kimberly (DD-80), 1918
This picture shows the view looking back from the bridge of the Wickes class destroyer USS Kimberly (DD-80), at some point during 1918. The man on deck was her commanding officer, Commander Alfred W. Johnson. This picture also gives us a good view of the side gun platform, making it clear that it was indeed just a platform, and not the roof of a deck structure.
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 (9 July 2017), Looking aft from bridge of USS Kimberly (DD-80), 1918 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Kimberly_DD80_1918.html

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