Destroyers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact

Destroyers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact

by Spencer C. Tucker, Eric W. Osborne
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851094792

ISBN-13: 9781851094790

Pub. Date: 06/15/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Destroyers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact tells the story of one of the most-recent, most-rapidly evolving additions to the world's navies. Coverage ranges from the 1882 launch of the first destroyer, through the nonstop technical and strategic innovations of the world war eras, to the current high watermarks of destroyer design such as the

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Destroyers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact tells the story of one of the most-recent, most-rapidly evolving additions to the world's navies. Coverage ranges from the 1882 launch of the first destroyer, through the nonstop technical and strategic innovations of the world war eras, to the current high watermarks of destroyer design such as the Arleigh Burke class (named for the navy's most-famous destroyer squadron combat commander).

With its ship-by-ship analysis, this masterful volume shows how destroyers have continually met the challenge of protecting naval and land operations from ever more dangerous attacks. The book also captures the flavor of shipboard life for officers and crew and looks at the crucial role of the destroyer as a standard-bearing status symbol of naval might and political intention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851094790
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Series:
Weapons and Warfare Series
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction to Encyclopedias of weapons and warfare series
Ch. 1The technological revolution leading to the development of destroyers, 1750-18601
Ch. 2From experimental vessel to warship, 1860-191823
Ch. 3Advancements during the interwar years and World War II, 1919-194569
Ch. 4The Cold War and after, 1946-2004117
Destroyers and frigates of the world181

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