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US Destroyers 1942-45: Wartime classes: US Destroyers 1942-45: Wartime Classes (New Vanguard #165)

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Few if any 20th century warships were more justly acclaimed than the destroyers of the US Navy's Fletcher class. Admired as they were for their advanced and rakish design, it was their record as workhorses of the Pacific War that placed them among the most battle-tested and successful fighting ships of all time. This title describes the Fletchers and their Allen M. Sumner- ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 20th 2010 by Osprey Publishing (first published 2010)
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This is an entry in the Osprey "Wartimes classes" series. It focuses on US destroyers from 1942 through 1945. The focus is three classes of destroyer--the Fletcher, the Sumner, and the Gearing. For each, specifications are provided as well as a listing of all destroyers in each class. The book also describes these destroyers' roles in battles such as Gaudalcanal, Bougainville, and Iwo Jima. If interested in such destroyers in World War II, this is a nice, brief introduction.
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