Town Class Destroyers

Town Class Destroyers
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Crowood
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.
Price £19.95
Format Hardback
Pages 96
Illustrations 50 black & white photo's & 28 plans
Publisher Crowood
ISBN Number 9781785004018
Product Description
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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