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The Buckley Class Destroyer Escorts The Buckley Class Destroyer Escorts
Ref: K118
The Buckley Class Destroyer Escorts by Bruce Hampton Franklin Destroyer escorts were built in greater numbers than any other kind of Allied fighting ship during World War II, and more than one hundred thousand American and British sailors served aboard these ships; yet until now, little has been written about their crucial role in the U.S. and Royal Navies. This book combines unique photographs, firsthand accounts, ship plans, and well-researched text to recapture the history of the largest class of destroyer escorts ever built—the Buckleys.

The American-designed destroyer escort was originally intended for transfer to Great Britain. But following America’s entry into the war, the U.S. Navy also adopted the type, and it became the dominant antisubmarine vessel in both Atlantic and Pacific theatres. First deployed in mid-1943 to help protect Allied supply ships, tankers, and transports from German and Japanese attacks, destroyer escorts sank by war’s end more enemy submarines than any other kind of escort vessel. The Buckley class was the second largest class of major combatants in the U.S. Navy and provided the greatest number of warships to Great Britain through lend-lease. A portion of the Buckley class was converted to high-speed transports and landed underwater demolition teams ahead of the amphibious assaults on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Many Buckley-class ships had careers extending beyond 1945, with several fighting in the Korean War and others operating as training vessels for naval reservists into the 1960s.

The book presents the first complete photographic record ever assembled of all 154 Buckley-class ships, including the only known photographs of several of these ships, recently located by the author in private collections in the United States and Great Britain. Selections of the original line-plan drawings of the class are also reproduced, providing valuable details of the ship’s arrangements as designed. The text describes the development of the class, armament, major conversion programs, differences between the American and British ships, and the operational history of Buckleys in the U.S. and Royal Navies. Throughout the book, recollections and contemporary observations from the men who served aboard these ships are used to provide a personal touch to the history of these 'Little Wolves.'

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Warship 2012 Warship 2012
Ref: K1569
Warship 2012 :The latest volume of this highly acclaimed annual maintains the well established impressive standards of scholarship, research, news and reviews from the field of warship history. This edition features articles on a range of diverse subjects, including: the construction of the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet in the period 1906–16; the career of the French pre-dreadnought Gaulois; the story of TB191 – Tasmania’s only torpedo boat; the IJN battlecruisers of the Kongo class; the loss of the Italian armoured cruiser the Giuseppe Garibaldi; the two auxiliary vessels Jules Verne and Le Gladiateur built for the Marine Nationale; the second part of an article on French fire control from 1900–13; an account of the light cruiser Yahagi at the Battle of Leyte Gulf; Russian monitors of the mid to late 1800s and a piece on the new generation of non-nuclear air-independent submarines. Contributors to the 2012 annual include Ian Johnston, Philippe Caresse, Mark Briggs, Hans Lengerer, Zvonimir Freivogel, John Spencer, Conrad Waters, Mike Williams and Stephen McLaughlin. The customary Warship notes and gallery sections complete the annual.

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Warship 2011 Warship 2011
Ref: K1330
Warship 2011 :The latest volume of this highly acclaimed annual maintains the well established impressive standards of scholarship, research, news and reviews from the field of warship history. This edition includes articles on the US Navy’s Lexington class battle cruiser design; extensive research into the grounding and destruction of HMS Effingham in 1940; the origins of Dupuy de Lome, the world’s first armoured cruiser; the battle for Casablanca between the US Navy and French forces in November 1942; and the impact of the capsizing of the torpedo-boat Tomozuru on design parameters and subsequent construction in the Imperial Japanese Navy; along with the second in a series of articles on modern warships by Conrad Waters, which looks at the French BPSs of the Mistral class and Juan Carlos I, the new LHD being built by Navantia for the Spanish navy.

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