USS Mahan (DD-102) and USS Shawmut (CM-4) serving as seaplane tenders

USS Mahan (DD-102) and USS Shawmut (CM-4) serving as seaplane tenders
This picture shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Mahan (DD-102) and the steamship USS Shawmut (CM-4) serving as seaplane tenders in Pacific coastal waters. This dates the picture to 1925, during the Mahan's only visit to the Pacific.
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 (23 September 2017), USS Mahan (DD-102) and USS Shawmut (CM-4) serving as seaplane tenders , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Mahan_DD102_USS_Shawmut_CM4.html

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