The Escort Carrier In The Second World War

The Escort Carrier in the Second World War
Publisher Casemate Publishers
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781844152209
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To the US Navy they were CVEs! To the Royal Navy auxiliary carriers! To crews of endangered merchantmen in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans they were heaven-sent protection! To their crews they were Combustible, Vulnerable, Expendable! The need for air cover against enemy aircraft and submarines brought unprecedented demand for carriers. Over 100 vessels were converted on specially built for convoy duty. This is their story, warts and all.

The Escort Carrier in the Second World War
  • Author : David Wragg
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01

To the US Navy they were CVEs! To the Royal Navy auxiliary carriers! To crews of endangered merchantmen in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans they were heaven-sent protection! To their crews they were Combustible, Vulnerable, Expendable! The need for air cover against enemy aircraft and submarines brought unprecedented demand for

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US Navy Escort Carriers 1942   45
  • Author : Mark Stille
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-19

While not as famous as their larger and faster sister ships such as the Essex- and Yorktown-class carriers, escort carriers made an enormous contribution towards Allied victory both in the Pacific and Atlantic theatres. Rather than relying on size or speed, it was their sheer numbers that made them so

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Escort Carrier  WW II
  • Author : Rick Cline
  • Publisher : R A Cline Pub
  • Release Date : 1998

Read online Escort Carrier WW II written by Rick Cline, published by R A Cline Pub which was released on 1998. Download full Escort Carrier WW II Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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British Aircraft Carriers 1939   45
  • Author : Angus Konstam
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-12-20

With war against Germany looming, Britain pushed forward its carrier program in the late 1930s. In 1938, the Royal Navy launched the HMS Ark Royal, its first-ever purpose-built aircraft carrier. This was quickly followed by others, including the highly-successful Illustrious class. Smaller and tougher than their American cousins, the British carriers

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Shepherds of the Sea
  • Author : Robert Cross
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-18

This compelling tale of courage, heroism, and terror is told in the words of ninety-one sailors and officers interviewed by the author about their World War II service aboard fifty-six destroyer escorts. They reveal many never-before-told details of life at sea during wartime and, along with information found in secretly

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British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WWII
  • Author : Malcolm Wright
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15

Progressively covers ships below cruisers, class by class, to provide a detailed guide to paint schemes.

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Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921   45
  • Author : Mark Stille
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-05-20

The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up carrier, the Hosho. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it experimented with its carriers, perfecting their design and construction. As a result, by the time Japan entered World War II and attacked the United States

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On Wave and Wing
  • Author : Barrett Tillman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-02-27

What defended the U.S. after the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft Carriers. For seventy years, these ships remained a little understood cornerstone of American power. In his latest book, On Wave

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Winged Escort
  • Author : Douglas Reeman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-04-30

Winged Estcort from the bestselling author of WWll sea adventure, including the hugely popular Bolitho novels written under the pseudonym Alexander Kent. As the grim years of the Second World War go by, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Out of the terrible loss of men and ships, the escort

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Naval War College Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993

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CVAN 70 Aircraft Carrier
  • Author : United States. Congress. Joint Senate-House Armed Services Subcommittee on CVAN-70 Aircraft Carrier
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970

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World War II  A Student Encyclopedia  5 volumes
  • Author : Spencer C. Tucker,Priscilla Mary Roberts
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2005-02-23

Designed with the more visual needs of today's student in mind, this landmark encyclopedia covers the entire scope of the Second World War, from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and primary source materials enhance the text and make history

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Aircraft of the Second World War
  • Author : Philip Jarrett
  • Publisher : Conway Maritime Press
  • Release Date : 1997

In these pages some of the most prominent specialist aviation writers have come together to present an authoritative account of this dramatic era in the history of aviation technology. This is not just another account of the aeroplane's use in warfare, full of valiant needs and heroism. It is a

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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942   45
  • Author : Mark Stille
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-05-20

Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo

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The War for the Seas
  • Author : Evan Mawdsley
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24

A bold and authoritative maritime history of World War II which takes a fully international perspective and challenges our existing understandingCommand of the oceans was crucial to winning World War II. By the start of 1942 Nazi Germany had conquered mainland Europe, and Imperial Japan had overrun Southeast Asia and much

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