USS Perkins (DD-26) at anchor, 1918

USS Perkins (DD-26) at anchor, 1918
Here we see the Paulding class destroyer USS Perkins (DD-26) at anchor, some time in 1918. Note the dazzle camouflage and the gun shield on the forward gun.
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 (30 November 2016), USS Perkins (DD-26) at anchor, 1918 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Perkins_DD26_1918.html

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