USS Sigourney (DD-81) at Boston Navy Yard, 9 February 1919
Here we see the Wickes class destroyer USS Sigourney (DD-81) at the Boston Navy Yard, on 9 February 1919. The picture describes her as being part of the 'Overseas Fleet', but she had actually returned to the United States one month earlier, and remained on the East Coast until placed into the reserve in November 1919. Note the mask masts and one turret from of a much larger warship behind her.
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 July 2017), USS Sigourney (DD-81) at Boston Navy Yard, 9 February 1919 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Sigourney_DD81_boston_1919.html