USS Ludlow (DD-112) as a minelayer, late 1920s

This picture shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Ludlow (DD-112) in the later 1920s after she had been converted into a minelayer. In the background is a second Wickes class destroyer, USS Burns (DD-171).
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 (7 October 2017), USS Ludlow (DD-112) as a minelayer, late 1920s , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Ludlow_DD112_minelayer.html

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