USS McKean (APD-5), early 1942

USS McKean (APD-5), early 1942
Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS McKean (APD-5/ DD-90), early in 1942 before the start of her brief period of active service. This view shows us the four large boats added to allow her to land her troops during amphibious assaults.
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 (12 August 2017), USS McKean (APD-5), early 1942 ,

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