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…  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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“...this is a very good primmer of the Iowa class, with a considerable amount of information packed between the covers.” —Bill Kluge, IPMS/USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846035111
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Series:
New Vanguard Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.19(d)

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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