USS Drayton (DD-366) at Mare Island, 1944

USS Drayton (DD-366) at Mare Island, 1944

USS Drayton (DD-366) at Mare Island, 1944

Here we see the Mahan class destroyer USS Drayton (DD-366) at the Mare Island Navy Yard on 28 June 1944. This view gives a good idea of how much more imposing this generation of destroyers was compared to the First World War flushdeckers.


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