Town Class Destroyers - A Critical Assessment


By John Henshaw
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 96
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 210x296 mm
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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