USS Luce (DD-99) as a minelayer, c.1921

Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS Luce (DD-99) as a minelayer, c.1921, with mine tracks running back from funnel no.4 to the stern. This picture was taken at the Boston Naval Yard in 1921.
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 (2 September 2017), USS Luce (DD-99) as a minelayer, c.1921 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Luce_DD99_minelayer_1921.html

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