Saturday, 22 April 2017

American destroyer USS Parker launched according to the Dutch magazine Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 2

An item reported the launching on 8th February of the American destroyer USS Parker at Philadelphia, USA. Displacement 1.040 tons and a length of 91,4 metres. The machinery was to deliver 16.000 hp allowing a speed of 29,5 miles. The armament consisted of 5-10cm guns, 2 machineguns and 3 torpedo tubes.(1)

1. Part of the Aylwin-class. Pennant D 48 later DD48. Call sign NIX. Building ordered in March 1911, laid down by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, USA with yard number 385 on 11 March 1912, launched on 8 February 1913, commissioned on 20 January 1914, decommissioned on 6 June 1922, stricken on 8 March 1935 and ordered to be broken up on 23 April 1935.