Wooden Dreadnaught is a detailed recount of the daily activities on board the YMS 183 during World War II in the Pacific. The actual ship log has been used along with the recollections of the remaining crew. The book takes the YMS 183 from its original construction site to its final resting place. The author's goal is to give the reader an insight into the monotony of the daily routine along with the highlights of their involvement in WWII. It is an excellent reference source for other naval historians.