DESTROYER EXPERIENCES DURING THE GREAT WAR
By Captain J.K. Taussig, U.S. Navy
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.—(Job, XV, 21)
I. THE FIRST SIX
Being a narrative of the experiences incidental to the crossing of the first United States destroyer division sent abroad for the purpose of operating against the German submarines in the Great War.
At Base 2
The United States Fleet under the command of Admiral Henry T. Mayo, had been assembled at Yorktown, Va., for several days, when, on the evening of April 6, 1917, this signal was flashed from the flagship Pennsylvania: