Subchaser

Subchaser

eBook - 2012
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In a wartime Navy of giant carriers and battleships, tiny wooden subchasers did not command much attention. Yet these 110-foot warships, manned mostly by inexperienced reservists, performed vital chores for the fleet everywhere there was action in World War II. They led landing craft right up to the assault beaches, protected them from fire, fought off air attacks, swept for mines, laid down smoke screens, and patrolled the sea for killer submarines. One such doughty little ship, subchaser 692, is the subject of this book. Told by 692's commanding officer Ed Stafford, then a twenty-four-year-ol.
Publisher: Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781612512273
1612512275
Characteristics: 1 online resource (264 pages)

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