Conning Tower of USS Lawrence (DD-8)
Here we see the conning tower of the Lawrence class destroyer USS Lawrence (DD-8), with the aft gun mount above it. The shadow tlells us that the platform was a grid, and not solid.
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 (7 October 2016), Conning Tower of USS Lawrence (DD-8), http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Lawrence_DD-8_conning_tower.html