Photo #: 19-N-29230
USS Blue (DD-387) -- outboard, and
USS Ralph Talbot (DD-390) -- inboard
At the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 April 1942.
Among the details visible are: newly-installed 20mm guns; blowers mounted on deck aft of # 2 5"/38 gun; Mk. 33 gun directors atop pilothouse; radio-direction finding antennas on pilothouse face; and quadruple torpedo tubes amidships.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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12 October 2001