US Fast Battleships 1936-47: The North Carolina and South Dakota Classes (Paperback)

By Lawrence Burr, Peter Bull (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

Lawrence Burr has had a life long passion for naval history. He was recently the British specialist on a Channel 4 documentary on Jutland. He has also been part of a team who has conducted underwater explorations of the Battlecruiser wrecks. The author lives in Palm Harbor, FL.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781846035104
ISBN-10: 1846035104
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2010
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard