US Navy Light Cruisers 1941–45

US Navy Light Cruisers 1941–45

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  • Author: Mark Stille
  • Illustrator: Paul Wright
  • Short code: NVG 236
  • Publication Date: 28 Jul 2016
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During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft weaponry as well as the traditional 6in guns. With the speed and range to keep up with aircraft carriers, and their considerable antiaircraft capability, they were a mainstay of the carrier escorts.
This book examines every US light cruiser produced, including those of the Fargo and Worcester classes, which were actually complete after World War II had ended, tracing their design, development and evolution throughout the war and beyond.

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
US naval strategy and the role of the light cruiser
US light cruiser design and the impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties
US light cruiser weapons
US light cruiser radar
Omaha class
Brooklyn class
Atlanta class
Cleveland class
Fargo class
Worcester class
Analysis and Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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