US Destroyers 1934-45 through Dave McComb

US Destroyers 1934-45: Pre-war categories (Osprey New Vanguard 162) through Dave McComb
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Overview: The US Navy’s most present destroyers because it entered World War II had been 100 ships from 11 categories offered within the 1930s: 1,500-tonners and 1,850-ton destroyer leaders designed to adapt to the 1930 London Naval Treaty, plus the successor 1,570-ton Sims elegance and the first-commissioned 1,620- and 1,630-tonners of the Benson and Gleaves categories. Collectively, those destroyers carried the Navy in the course of the battle’s first 12 months when the end result used to be unsure: whilst maximum 1,500-tonners and leaders had been assigned to entrance line accountability within the Pacific sooner than being relegated to secondary assignments, the later Bensons and Gleaves was the usual destroyers for Atlantic and Mediterranean operations and remained outstanding within the Pacific all the way through the battle. This quantity describes the interesting design tale at the back of those developmental categories – from the restrictions of peacetime treaties to advances in propulsion engineering and wartime changes. With an operational evaluate in their carrier and tables record all 169 ships through elegance, builder, and preliminary squadron, this can be a definitive information to the pre-war US destroyer categories.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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