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Come see World War II era destroyers, as featured in Sarah Sundin's new novel, Through Waters Deep. Today, see the armament that made the destroyer so effective.

Come see World War II era destroyers, as featured in Sarah Sundin's new novel, Through Waters Deep. Today, see the armament that made the destroyer so effective.

USS Gwin (DD-433), Gleaves-class (Livermore-class) destroyer in World War II in Measure 2 camo

USS Gwin (DD-433), Gleaves-class (Livermore-class) destroyer in World War II in Measure 2 camo

Destroyer USS Greer (US Navy photo). On Sept. 4, 1941, a British bomber signaled destroyer USS Greer and bombed U-652; Greer and U-652 exchanged torpedo and depth charge attacks, no damage. This was the first US attack on a U-boat and the first attack by a U-boat on a US warship in WWII. Note: the US was still officially neutral.

Destroyer USS Greer (US Navy photo). On Sept. 4, 1941, a British bomber signaled destroyer USS Greer and bombed U-652; Greer and U-652 exchanged torpedo and depth charge attacks, no damage. This was the first US attack on a U-boat and the first attack by a U-boat on a US warship in WWII. Note: the US was still officially neutral.

Funnels (stacks) of the USS Cassin Young, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, July 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Funnels (stacks) of the USS Cassin Young, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, July 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Completing fitting out of destroyer USS Lansdale at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA on 1 Oct. 1940. (Photograph by National Park Service, Charlestown Navy Yard).

Completing fitting out of destroyer USS Lansdale at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA on 1 Oct. 1940. (Photograph by National Park Service, Charlestown Navy Yard).

Official photograph of destroyer USS Lansdale, Boston Harbor, 14 Oct. 1940. (US Navy photograph).

Official photograph of destroyer USS Lansdale, Boston Harbor, 14 Oct. 1940. (US Navy photograph).

Aug. 19, 1940: Passengers who arrived at Boston Airport walked outside from their plane to the terminal.

Logan Airport: The early years

Aug. 19, 1940: Passengers who arrived at Boston Airport walked outside from their plane to the terminal.

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