Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945

Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945

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by Charles R. Calhoun
     
 

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More than eight hundred sailors served aboard the Sterett during her hazardous and demanding duties in World War II. This is the story of those men and their beloved ship, recorded by a junior officer who served on the famous destroyer from her commissioning in 1939 to April 1943, when he was wounded at the Battle of Tulagi. Peppered with the kind of vivid, authentic…  See more details below

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More than eight hundred sailors served aboard the Sterett during her hazardous and demanding duties in World War II. This is the story of those men and their beloved ship, recorded by a junior officer who served on the famous destroyer from her commissioning in 1939 to April 1943, when he was wounded at the Battle of Tulagi. Peppered with the kind of vivid, authentic details that could only be provided by a participant, the book is the saga of a gallant fighting ship that earned a Presidential Unit Citation for her part in the Third Battle of Savo Island, where she took on a battleship, cruiser, and destroyer and was the last to leave the fray. Calhoun's gripping and colorful account tells what it was like to be there during those furiously fought, close-range engagements. When published in hardcover in 1993, the book was widely praised as a good read loaded with rich and interesting details.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612515670
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
01/15/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
125,112
File size:
6 MB

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Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CardinalII More than 1 year ago
I found this book a pleasure to read as it had just enough details about the ship to give you a feel of how it was to live and fight aboard a tin can in WWII.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very Compelling and graphic. My father Donald Palmer served aboard beginging 1945. Heard stories of the Guadalcanal battle so he was very interested. This book really brought it close to home. Reminds us all the sacrafice that was paid for our freedom.