Monday, 30 January 2017

American destroyer USS Harding (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1919, displacement 1.185 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp, oil fuelled turbine, all geared machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 2-14pd anti aircraft guns and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes. Fitted out as seaplane tender.

Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.