Forward main guns of Gleaves-class destroyer USS Aaron Ward in Gravesend Bay, New York Harbor, 15 May 1942. The guns are single-mount 5”/38 caliber dual purpose guns in enclosed turrets. Note the 5” powder canisters alongside.USS Bennington at anchor in Gravesend Bay, New York, 13 Dec 1944.USS Bennington at anchor in Gravesend Bay, New York, 13 Dec 1944. Note that she has been repainted in the same Design 17 but in lighter shades from Measure 33 to Measure 32. Photo 1 of 2.USS Bennington at anchor in Gravesend Bay, New York, 13 Dec 1944. Note that she has been repainted in the same Design 17 but in lighter shades from Measure 33 to Measure 32. Photo 2 of 2.
Forward main guns of Gleaves-class destroyer USS Aaron Ward in Gravesend Bay, New York Harbor, 15 May 1942. The guns are single-mount 5”/38 caliber dual purpose guns in enclosed turrets. Note the 5” powder canisters alongside.USS Bennington at anchor in Gravesend Bay, New York, 13 Dec 1944.USS Bennington at anchor in Gravesend Bay, New York, 13 Dec 1944. Note that she has been repainted in the same Design 17 but in lighter shades from Measure 33 to Measure 32. Photo 1 of 2.USS Bennington at anchor in Gravesend Bay, New York, 13 Dec 1944. Note that she has been repainted in the same Design 17 but in lighter shades from Measure 33 to Measure 32. Photo 2 of 2.


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