US Fast Battleships 1936–47

The North Carolina and South Dakota classes

US Fast Battleships 1936–47 cover

US Fast Battleships 1936–47

The North Carolina and South Dakota classes

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This volume details the design, construction, and operation of the first six of the ten US fast battleships, two of the North Carolina class and four of the South Dakota class. These six battleships were all authorized in 1936 and were the first vessels built in the US since 1923. Consequently, these ships benefitted from enormous technological leaps, with improvements in ship design, power, armor, armament and the single most important improvement the use of radar guided fire control helping to change the course of the war in the Pacific. Packed with first-hand accounts, battle reports, and specially created artwork this book tells the story of these war-winning vessels.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development · Operational History

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Published Nov 23 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846035104
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 169
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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