U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts

The Battle of the Atlantic

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U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts

The Battle of the Atlantic

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Winston Churchill claimed the 'U-boat peril' was the only thing that frightened him during World War II. The U-boat was developed from a small coastal vessel into a state-of-the-art killer, stalking the high seas picking off merchant convoys, until the introduction of the destroyer escort, and the development of dedicated anti-submarine tactics provided a means of defence and attack against the U-boats. Gordon Williamson describes the design and development of these two deadly opponents, their tactics, strengths and weaknesses, weaponry and training. He provides an insight into the lives of the Royal Navy and Wolf Pack crews as they played their deadly games of cat and mouse on the high seas, gambling with their lives and the fate of the nations.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Strategic situation/Design & Development/Technical Specifications: Discussion of the technical details of the vessels, anti-submarine weapons and the specs of the different types of U-boats/Combatants: A study of the crews, their training and tactics/Combat: A review of specific combat actions/Analysis:/Conclusion: A review of the outcomes of the U-boat war, and effect on post-war naval developments/Bibliography and further reading list

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Published 03 Oct 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846031335
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 1 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 3
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson is a retired civil servant who s…

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Lee Ray

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Howard Gerrard

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