Destroyer Battles Epics of Naval Close Encounters

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Fast, maneuverable and heavily armed, destroyers were the most aggressive surface warships of the twentieth century. Although originally conceived as a defensive screen to protect the main battlefleet from torpedo attack, the gamekeeper soon turned poacher, and became primarily a weapon of offence. As such they were involved in many hard-fought battles, using both torpedoes and guns, especially with enemy vessels of the same kind. This book recounts some of the most significant, spectacular or unusual actions in ...
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Overview

Fast, maneuverable and heavily armed, destroyers were the most aggressive surface warships of the twentieth century. Although originally conceived as a defensive screen to protect the main battlefleet from torpedo attack, the gamekeeper soon turned poacher, and became primarily a weapon of offence. As such they were involved in many hard-fought battles, using both torpedoes and guns, especially with enemy vessels of the same kind. This book recounts some of the most significant, spectacular or unusual actions in the history of destroyer warfare, from the first employment of torpedo craft during the Russo-Japanese War to the recent terrorist attack on USS Cole.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591142058
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Beginnings - Peru (1877), The Black Sea (1877), Chile (1891) and China (1904-5) 15

2 David and Goliath - The Dardanelles (May 1915) 38

3 The Agony of the 4th Flotilla (31 May-1 June 1916) 53

4 Broke Again - Dover Strait (21 April 1917) 77

5 Stumbling to Glory - Narvik (10-13 April 1940) 93

6 A Good Day Turned Bad - The Red Sea (23 June 1940) 120

7 No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished - The Santa Cruz Islands (26 October 1942) 128

8 Meatgrinder - The Solomons (August 1942-November 1943) 142

9 Fire from the Sky - The East China Sea (6 April 1945) 190

10 The Cold War Gets Hotter - The Gulf of Tonkin (2 and 4 August 1964) 205

11 A War Over Very Nearly Nothing - The Falklands (May 1982) 226

12 A Look Back from an Asymmetrical Future - Aden (12 October 2000) 248

Appendix Gun Calibres 261

Sources 263

Index 268

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