US Standard-type Battleships 1941–45 (2)

US Standard-type Battleships 1941–45 (2)

Tennessee, Colorado and Unbuilt Classes

New Vanguard 229
  • Author: Mark Stille
  • Illustrator: Paul Wright
  • Short code: NVG 229
  • Publication Date: 20 Dec 2015
  • Number of Pages: 48
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This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II - ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the design history and features of the Tennessee, Colorado and the unfinished South Dakota and Lexington classes, whilst providing an operational history of the former two. Written by a leading expert on the US Navy in World War II and augmented by contemporary photographs and specially commissioned illustrations, this is the other half of the story of the US Standard-type battleships - from the terrible damage they sustained at Pearl Harbor to their support of the war-winning landings of the US Marine Corps and US Army.

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.Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for most of his career, specializing in steel and steam warships from the late 19th century to the present day. Paul's art has illustrated the works of Patrick O'Brian, Dudley Pope and C.S. Forester amongst others, and hangs in many corporate and private collections all over the world. A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Paul lives and works in Surrey.

Contents

Introduction
World War II naval strategy and the role of the battleship
Design developments
Weapons
Fire control
Tactics
Tennessee class
Colorado class
South Dakota class
Lexington class
Analysis and Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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