USS Litchfield (DD-336), 1934, Panama Canal Zone

USS Litchfield (DD-336) was a Clemsen class destroyer that spent most of the Second World War supporting US Submarines from Pearl Harbor. This picture was taken in the Panama Canal Zone in 1934. A second Clemsen class ship can be seen moored behind her. Two of the 4in guns can me made out - the first in front of the btidge, and the second on the starboard side, between the middle funnels.
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 (3 October 2016), USS Litchfield (DD-336), 1934, Panama Canal Zone , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Litchfield_DD336.html

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