USS Warrington (DD-30), USS Walke (34), USS Porter (DD-59), Queenstown, 1918

This picture shows the stern of the Paulding class destroyer USS Warrington (DD-30) in the foreground, the Monaghan class destroyer USS Walke (DD-34) behind it and the Tucker class destroyer USS Porter (DD-59) in the background. The Warrington and Walke were very similar ships, as can be seen here. On both ships we can see the rear gun and gun mount, and on the Walke we also see part of one of the two torpedo tubes. The exposed ship's wheels can also be seen on both. The Porter was from the third class of the 1,000 tonner destroyers. The picture was taken at Queenstown, Ireland, probably in 1918.
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 Warrington (DD-30), USS Walke (34), USS Porter (DD-59), Queenstown, 1918 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Warrington_Walke_Porter_Queenstown.html

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