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Photo # NH 50010:  Twin 4-inch gun mount in action on board USS Stockton, 1918

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USS Stockton (Destroyer # 73, later DD-73), 1917-1940 -- On Board Views


This page features all the views we have taken on board USS Stockton (Destroyer # 73, later DD-73).

For other views concerning this ship, see:

  • USS Stockton (Destroyer # 73, later DD-73), 1917-1940.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 50010

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    Twin 4"/50 gun mount in action on the destroyer's forecastle, 1918.
    Note the pattern camouflage painted on the face of Stockton's forward superstructure, and the pipe rails installed to keep the gun from firing into the ship's structure.
    This photograph was long identified as having been taken on either USS Hovey (DD-208) or USS Long (DD-209). However, neither of these ships was in service until October 1919, about a year after the photo was taken. Camouflage pattern confirms identification as Stockton, which is listed in the 1919 "Ships' Data" book as carrying one twin and three single four-inch guns.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 97KB; 740 x 600 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99599

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    Crewmembers exercising with the ship's twin 4"/50 gun mount, circa 1918.
    View looks forward from Stockton's pilothouse.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 118KB; 740 x 520 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 2667-A

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    4"/50 twin gun mount on the ship's foredeck, while she was in a British port, 1918.
    This was the only such gun mount carried on a U.S. destroyer during World War I.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 94KB; 740 x 450 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 2667-B

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    4"/50 twin gun mount on the ship's foredeck, while she was in a British port, 1918.
    Note the voice tube attached to the left gun, near the sight setter's station.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 435 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 41977

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    Approaches another ship, while operating at sea off the Irish coast in 1918.
    Note the twin 4"/50 gun mount on Stockton's bow, and the pattern camouflage on the other ship.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 495 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 50841

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    View on the bridge, while the ship was on patrol off the Irish coast, circa 1918.
    Note canvas-protected chart table at right, Lieutenant using binoculars to scan the sea for German submarines, and helmsman at left.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 485 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 41976

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    Crew of one of the ship's 4"/50 guns on "stand-by", "waiting for a shot at a German submarine", during operations in British waters, 1918.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 510 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 41975

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    View on board, looking aft from the port side of the bridge, while the ship was rolling at sea in 1918.
    Stockton's port midships 4"/50 gun is in the right center.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 560 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 41974

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    View on board at sunset, while the ship was operating off the Irish coast in 1918.
    View looks aft from the port side of the bridge.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 540 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 50840

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    View on board, looking aft from the midship's deckhouse while the ship's crew was at fire quarters leading out hose, circa 1918.
    Note ventillators and torpedo tubes.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 107KB; 740 x 535 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 50839

    USS Stockton
    (Destroyer # 73)

    View on board, looking forward from the after deckhouse while the ship was on patrol duty off the Irish coast, circa 1918.
    Note smokestacks, boat davits and other midships details, and Stockton's roll to starboard.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 73KB; 520 x 765 pixels

     

    For other views concerning this ship, see:

  • USS Stockton (Destroyer # 73, later DD-73), 1917-1940.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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