By Paul Silverstone
The army of worldwide conflict II, 1922-1946 comprehensively covers the vessels that outlined this momentous 24-year interval in U.S. naval background. starting with the tilt, pared-down military created via the treaty on the Washington Naval convention, and finishing with the big, awe-inspiring fleets that led the Allies to victory within the moment international struggle, the fourth quantity within the celebrated U.S. army Warship sequence offers a close advisor to all of the warships that exhibited the may perhaps of the U.S. army to the fullest. Showcasing all of the ships—both the well-known and the customarily overlooked-that propelled the U.S army to prominence within the first 1/2 the 20 th century, The army of global conflict II catalogues all of the warships from this period, together with those who did conflict within the eu, Mediterranean, and Pacific Theaters from 1941-1946. From the fleet attacked at Pearl Harbor, to those who fought valiantly within the conflict of the Guadalcanal, to the respectable hand over of the japanese at the deck of the USS Missouri, this most up-to-date quantity is the definitive advisor to the warships that outlined this pivotal interval in U.S. naval history.
Each quantity within the U.S. military Warship sequence represents the main meticulous scholarship for its specific period, delivering an authoritative account of each send within the heritage of the U. S. army from its first incarnation because the Continental military to its current place as one of many world’s such a lot ambitious naval superpowers. that includes handy, easy-to-read tabular lists, each e-book within the sequence contains an abundance of illustrations, a few by no means prior to released, in addition to figures for activities fought, damages sustained, casualties suffered, prizes taken, and ships sunk, eventually making the sequence an crucial reference instrument for maritime buffs and armed forces historians alike.
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Monterey Severely damaged by fire in typhoon in Philippine Sea, 18 Dec 1944. Refit Jan–May 1945. Decomm 11 Feb 1947. , Kavieng Raid 1943, Kavieng Raid 1/44, Kwajalein, Raid on Truk, Marianas Raids 2/44, Palau-Yap Raids 3/44, Hollandia, Truk Raid 4/44, Saipan, Philippine Sea, 3rd Bonins Raid, Guam, Palau, Philippines Raids 9/44, Morotai, Okinawa Raid 10/44, N. Luzon– Formosa Raids 10/44, Luzon Raids 10/44, Fleet Raids 1945, Raids on Japan 7–8/45. Operation Magic Carpet. Submarine sunk: RO-45, southwest of Truk, 30 Apr 1944.
Armament: 10–14”/45, 12–5”/51, 8– 5”/25 AA guns; (1945, Nevada) 16–5”/38, 8 quad 40mm, 40–20mm guns; 2 aircraft. Pennsylvania class: Modernized, cage masts replaced by tripods, oil fuel, 1928– 31. Funnel moved aft. Reengined, received geared turbines built for BB 47. Displacement: 34,400 tons, 39,224 f/l; beam 106’3”; machinery: 6 Bureau Express boilers, SHP 32,000; endurance: 19,900/10; armament: 12–14”/45, 12–5”/51, 8–5”/25 AA guns. Pennsylvania, 1942: Tripod mainmast removed, new secondary guns; (1945) 16–5”/38, 10 quad 40mm, 51–20mm guns.
11. , 1 May 1944. — To UK, 7 Apr 1943, renamed HMS Searcher. Completed by Willamette. Returned 29 Nov 1945, sold 30 Sep 1947. Later history: Merchant Captain Theo 1948, renamed Oriental Banker 1964. BU 1976 Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Breton Decomm 30 Aug 1946. † 4 Saipan, Philippine Sea, 2nd Bonins Raid, Okinawa. — To UK, 25 Apr 1943, renamed HMS Ravager (ex– Charger). Completed by Willamette. Returned 27 Feb 1946, sold 14 Jan 1947. Later history: Merchant Robin Trent 1948, renamed Trent 1972. BU 1973 Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947 by Paul Silverstone