Destroyer Battles

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Binding:Hardback
Published:October 1, 2008
By Robert C. Stern (Author)

Fast, maneuverable, and heavily armed, destroyers were the most aggressive surface warships of the twentieth century and fought in many battles. This book recounts the most significant and unusual actions in their history. From torpedo boat-destroyer actions by the Japanese against the Russian fleet in 1904 through the two world wars, to the Falkland Islands in 1982 and the attack in 2000 on USS Cole, the author paints a vivid picture of their hardfought battles. With individual chapters devoted to each incident, the book may be read as a series of dramatic narratives, but, taken as a whole, it provides a sweeping history of destroyer warfare from an unusual angle.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Naval History
  • Hardback : 256 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1591142059
  • ISBN-13: 9781591142058
  • Product Dimensions: 6.75 X 9.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 31.2 oz

Robert C. Stern has published more than twenty books on military and naval subjects. His previous books were Destroyer Battles published in 2008, Fire from
the Sky in 2010 and The US Navy and the War in Europe (2012).

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