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Antisubmarine Warrior in the Pacific: Six Subs Sunk in Twelve Days
The USS England was a 1200-ton, 306-foot, long-hull destroyer escort. Commissioned into service in late 1943 and dispatched to the Pacific the following February, the England and its crew, in one 12-day period in 1944, sank more submarines than any other ship in U.S. naval history: of the six targets attacked, all six were destroyed. For this distinction, legendary in the ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published March 6th 2005 by University Alabama Press
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Great book about the USS ENGLAND (DE 635), the escort ship that sank six Japanese subs in 12 days in the spring of 1944. The book covers the WWII career of LCDR John Williamson, from his initial tours against the U-Boats in the Atlantic through to his command of ENGLAND when she was Kamikaze'd off Okinawa. As such it is a great glimpse at the operations of escort ships in WWII. The chapter dealing with the ship's most famous exploit is especially interesting. The author explains how the Team (un ...more
Very few titles are as descriptive. This is what you think it is, a WWII memoir by the man who sank 6 subs in 12 days. Williamson was the exec officer of the USS England at the time. An excellent read, especially if you enjoy WWII naval history.