Depth Bombs on USS Whipple (DD-15)
Here we see some of the crew of the Truxtun class destroyer USS Whipple (DD-15) untying depth bombs at sea, taken on 18 June 1918. Depth bombs (or depth charges) weren't part of the ship's original armament, and were added during the First World War.
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), Depth Bombs on USS Whipple (DD-15) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Whipple_DD-15_depth_bombs.html