US Navy Frigates of the Cold War

US Navy Frigates of the Cold War

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  • Author: Mark Stille
  • Illustrator: Paul Wright
  • Short code: NVG 297
  • Publication Date: 24 Jun 2021
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Though they were never the most glamorous of warships, found US Navy frigates were frequently found on the frontlines of the Cold War at sea. These warships were the descendants of World War II's destroyer escorts, designed primarily to escort convoys. They specialized in anti-submarine warfare, but were intended to be numerous, tough, versatile, and well-armed enough to show US naval power around the world, performing roles that varied from intercepting drug-smugglers to defending aircraft carriers.

When the Cold War turned hot, frigates were often there. It was a US Navy frigate, Harold E. Holt, that conducted the US Navy's first hostile boarding action since 1826 during the SS Mayaguez incident. Frigates were at the forefront of operations in the Persian Gulf during the Tanker War, with the frigate USS Stark suffering a notorious Exocet attack by Iraqi warplanes, and proving the Oliver Hazard Perry-class's legendary toughness.

This book explains how the technology and design of frigates changed during the Cold War, how the classes were modified to keep up to date, and explores the many varied missions they performed during the Cold War and since.

Biographical Note

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
Operational missions and employment of US Navy frigates
US NAVY FRIGATE WEAPONS
ASW weapons
US Navy frigate missile systems
US Navy frigate guns
US Navy ASW sensors
US NAVY FRIGATES AT WAR AND IN PEACE
THE FRIGATE CLASSES
War-built destroyer escorts
Dealey class
Claud Jones class
Bronstein class
Garcia class
Brooke class
Knox class
Perry class
ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION
FURTHER READING
INDEX


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