USS Monaghan (DD-32) before the First World War
This picture shows the Monaghan class destroyer USS Monaghan (DD-32) moving at speed some time before the First World War. The framework for the ship's removable sun screens is in place, restricting the movement of the guns.
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.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (30 November 2016), USS Monaghan (DD-32) before the First World War , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Monaghan_DD32_prewar.html