USS Preble (DD-12) off Guaymas, Mexico, 26 December 1915
Here we see the Paul Jones class destroyer USS Preble (DD-12) off Guaymas, Mexico, on 26 December 1915, between the two US interventions in that period. The crew clearly aren't expected trouble, as the bridge covers at the front prevent the front gun from being used.
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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Rickard, J (9 November 2016), USS Preble (DD-12) off Guaymas, Mexico, 26 December 1915 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Preble_DD-12_mexico_1915.html