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US Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Mark Lardas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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
US Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Mark Lardas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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
US Navy Gunboats 1885–1945
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Brian Lane Herder
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

For more than half a century, American gunboats were the ships often responsible for policing small crises and provided deterrence and fast-response capabilities around the world – showing the flag, landing armed parties, patrolling river and littoral areas, and protecting ex-pats. They were often the United States' most-visible and constant
US Navy Destroyer Escorts of World War II
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Mark Lardas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Destroyer Escort was the smallest ocean-­going escort built for the United States Navy – a downsized destroyer with less speed, fewer guns, and fewer torpedoes than its big brother, the fleet destroyer. Destroyer escorts first went into production because the Royal Navy needed an escort warship which was larger
US Destroyers 1934–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Dave McComb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Since the beginning of the 20th century, destroyers have been all-purpose ships, indispensable in roles large and small – from delivering the mail at sea to screening other vessels and, where larger ships were not present, forming the front line in battle. This title details the 169 ships of ten