US Fast Battleships 1938–91

The Iowa class

US Fast Battleships 1938–91 cover

US Fast Battleships 1938–91

The Iowa class

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In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book covers the design, construction, and employment of the four Iowa-class battleships, the largest in the American fleet. During World War II, they served as guards for the aircraft carriers and their bombardments provided cover for the numerous landings in the Pacific. At the war's end, the Japanese signed their surrender on the decks of an Iowa-class battleship, the USS Missouri. After World War II, the ships continued to serve, providing support during Korea, Vietnam, and even the first Gulf War. This book tells the full story of the greatest of the American battleships.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development · Operational History

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Published Dec 21 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846035111
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 27 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 172
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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