Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Design of US destroyers intensively improved due to war experience according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1923

An item referred to the Proceedings dated March 1923 that war experiences resulted in extensive modifications of the American destroyers such as a covered platform in the mast for reconnaissance and fire range control, a well covered command bridge, coco slabs on the deck, a shield which was to protect the gun fore against wind and water smashing over the bow, ammunition racks on deck, large life rafts, depth charges racks,  a so-called Y-gun for launching depth charges, radio sighting compass and sonar.