Photo #: 80-G-1031563
Destroyers underway in San Diego Harbor, California, 1938
Identifiable ships are:
USS Drayton (DD-366), at left;
USS Preston (DD-379), at right; and
USS Perkins (DD-377), in center, partially masked by Preston.
Note colored bands painted on these destroyer's after smokestacks, possibly for unit identification purposes.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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16 April 2002