US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45: Prewar classes

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45: Prewar classes

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by Mark Stille, Tony Bryan
     
 

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The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to World War II, including their aircraft and weaponry. It also explains

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The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to World War II, including their aircraft and weaponry. It also explains their various successes and losses such as the first carrier vs carrier battle at Midway; the battle of the Coral Sea; the battle of the Philippine Sea; and the Operation Torch landings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780967509
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/20/2012
Series:
New Vanguard , #114
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
442,831
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Commander (retired) Mark E Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer, spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. This is his second book for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA.

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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45 (New Vanguard 114) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a basic overview of prewar US carrier construction this is a good book for you. The authors provide background information and photographs of all US carriers built before the outbreak of the Asia-Pacific War. It is a general overview of each ship, not a highly detailed history.