The U.S. Navy's Sumner-Gearing-class destroyers served as a standard for post-World War II destroyer design and development. This handsomely illustrated work traces the origins of the US Navy's Sumner-Gearing class destroyers through half a century of changing naval technology, showing the great advances made in ordnance, fire control and steam engineering. The destroyers served as a standard for post-World War II destroyer design and development. This classic work on WWII destroyers is now available again after being long out of print.
|Publisher:||Naval Institute Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.76(w) x 11.17(h) x 1.05(d)|
About the Author
Robert F. Sumrall is the coauthor of Iowa Class Battleships: Their Design, Weapons, and Equipment. He served in eight Sumner-Gearing-class destroyers during forty years of naval service.