USS Woolsey (DD-77) sinking, 26 February 1921
This picture shows the Wickes class destroyer USS Woolsey (DD-77) sinking early on 26 February 1921, soon after she was cut in half in a collision with the larger merchant ship SS Steel Inventor. The more lightly built destroyer was hit about two thirds of the way back from the bow. Here we can make out three of her funnels and part of the hull.
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.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (1 July 2017), USS Woolsey (DD-77) sinking, 26 February 1921, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Woolsey_DD77_sinking.html