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  • US Fast Battleships 1936-47by Lawrence Burr

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.95

    This volume details the design, construction, and operation of the first six of the ten US fast battleships, two of the North Carolina class and four of the South Dakota class. These six battleships were all authorized in 1936 and were the first vessels built in the US since 1923. Consequently, these ships benefitted from enormous technological leaps,... more...

  • US Fast Battleships 1938-91by Lawrence Burr

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.95

    In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Teaty 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... more...

  • US Destroyers 1934-45: Pre-war classesby Dave McComb

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.95

    Since the beginning of the 20th century, destroyers have been all-purpose ships, indispensable in roles large and small - from delivering the mail at sea to screening other vessels and, where larger ships were not present, forming the front line in battle. This title details the 169 ships of ten classes introduced in the 1930s: early 1,500-tonners... more...

  • Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815by Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    When war broke out in 1812, neither the United States Navy nor the Royal Navy had more than a token force on the Great Lakes. However, once the shooting started, it sparked a ship-building arms race that continued throughout the war. This book examines the design and development of the warships built upon the lakes during the war, emphasising their... more...

  • US Submarines 1941-45by Jim Christley

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to much more lethal, far-ranging weapons systems; one of these was the submarine. This book details the design and development, classes, weapons and equipment, tactics and operational history of the US submarine... more...

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    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.... more...

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence... more...

  • Decatur's Bold and Daring Act - The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804by Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur's mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing... more...

  • Silent Killersby James P Delgado

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    James P. Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, presents a detailed and visually stunning examination of the history and development of the modern nuclear submarine. Calling on his training as a nautical archaeologist who was among the first explorers to dive the Titanic, Delgado recreates the story of the submarine from... more...

  • US Submarine Crewman: 1941-45by Robert Hargis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    This book takes a close look at the Dolphins of the US Navy submarine force, it covers recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experiences, and discusses the effects of advances in torpedo technology on crew roles. The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 battered the surface fleet, but the submarine force escaped... more...