USS North Carolina (BB-55): From WWII Combat To Museum Ship

USS North Carolina (BB-55): From WWII Combat To Museum Ship by David Doyle


ISBN
9780764355639
Published
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
112
Dimensions
228 x 228mm

As lead ship of America's first "fast battleship" class, and the US Navy's newest battleship when America entered WWII, the construction of the USS North Carolina was not only a source of encouragement for a depression-wrought nation, but was also a source of pride among a fleet of aging battleships. Earning fifteen Battle Stars, the North Carolina is America's most-decorated battleship, having participated in most of the major campaigns in the Pacific during WWII. This volume documents not only the construction and wartime exploits of this historic vessel, but thoroughly explores the restored vessel, providing a great resource for the armchair historian, a keepsake for those who visit the museum ship, and a superb resource for the detailed model builder. Carefully researched photos, many of which have never before been published, are reproduced in remarkable clarity and put the reader on and beneath the decks of this historic warship. Part of the Legends of Warfare series. AUTHOR: Author of more than 100 books, David Doyle's maritime books are noted for their thorough coverage of historic vessels and his celebrated ability to locate scarce vintage imagery. 281 colour and b/w photographs
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