Town Class Destroyers - A Critical Assessment
|INSIDE:||50 black & white photographs and 28 specially drawn plans|
Early in World War II, fifty obsolete US Navy destroyers were transferred to the Royal Navy in return for a 99-year lease British bases in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Newfoundland. Though they were obsolete and far from ideal, they played a vital role in the Royal Navy's campaign. This is their complete story.
Topics covered include:
- Background to the acquisition of the ships - the Battle of the Atlantic
- Their specification and design, and modifications in RN service
- Operations and achievements, such as the St Nazaire Raid
- Losses and accidents
This authoritative text is supported by many contemporary photographs and twenty eight detailed plans prepared specially for this book.
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