Rear gun and depth charges, USS Little (DD-79), 25 October 1918
Here we see the rear gun and depth charges on the Wickes class destroyer USS Little (DD-79), on 25 October 1918. One limit of these early destroyers in anti-submarine work was the very limited number of depth charges that could be carried, far fewer than would be standard in the Second World War.
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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Rickard, J (9 July 2017), Rear gun and depth charges, USS Little (DD-79), 25 October 1918 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Little_DD79_depth_charges.html