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US Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916–45: Caldwell, Wickes, and Clemson classes: New Vanguard, cartea 259

Autor Mark Lardas Ilustrat de J B Illustrations, Johnny Shumate
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 28 iun 2018
Four pipes and flush decks - these ships were a distinctively American destroyer design. Devised immediately prior to and during the United States' involvement in World War I they dominated the US Navy's destroyer forces all the way through to World War II. They were deployed on North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea convoys, and virtually everywhere in the Pacific, from Alaska to Australia. Fifty were given to Great Britain in its hour of need in 1940, and many would serve in other navies, fighting under the Soviet, Canadian, Norwegian, and even the Imperial Japanese flags. They also served in a variety of roles becoming seaplane tenders, high-speed transports, minesweepers and minelayers. One was even used as a self-propelled mine during Operation Chariot, destroying the dry dock at St. Nazaire.Fully illustrated throughout with commissioned artwork and contemporary photographs, this volume reveals the operational history of these US Navy ships that fought with distinction in both World Wars.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781472819970
ISBN-10: 1472819977
Pagini: 48
Ilustrații: 58 col
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 5 mm
Greutate: 0.14 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria New Vanguard

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

Fifty of these ships were transferred to the Royal Navy in 1940 under the Destroyers for Bases deal, including the famous HMS Campbeltown, the ship that was blown up to demolish the great docks in the St Nazaire raid.

Notă biografică

Mark Lardas holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but spent his early career at the Johnson Space Center doing Space Shuttle structural analysis, and space navigation. An amateur historian and a long-time ship modeller, Mark Lardas is currently working in League City, Texas. He has written extensively about modelling as well as naval, maritime, and military history.