US Fast Battleships 1938-91: The Iowa class

US Fast Battleships 1938-91: The Iowa class

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by Lawrence Burr, Peter Bull
     
 

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In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book covers the design, construction, and employment of the four Iowa-class battleships, the largest in the American fleet. During World War II, they served as guards for the aircraft carriers and their bombardments provided…  See more details below

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In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book covers the design, construction, and employment of the four Iowa-class battleships, the largest in the American fleet. During World War II, they served as guards for the aircraft carriers and their bombardments provided cover for the numerous landings in the Pacific. At the war's end, the Japanese signed their surrender on the decks of an Iowa-class battleship, the USS Missouri. After World War II, the ships continued to serve, providing support during Korea, Vietnam, and even the first Gulf War. This book tells the full story of the greatest of the American battleships.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780962726
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
New Vanguard , #172
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
460,326
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Burr has had a life long passion for naval history. He was recently the British specialist on a Channel 4 documentary on Jutland. He has also been part of a team who has conducted underwater explorations of the Battlecruiser wrecks. He now lives in the USA.


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US Fast Battleships 1938-91: The Iowa Class 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book it shows what war the Iowa class battleships it had been in. It also shows when, how and why it was built. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago