This comprehensive encyclopedia focues exclusively on destroyers and frigates. The opening section explains the rationale behind the technological development of destroyers and frigates and illustrates the varied manner of their use. Three country-by-country sections then deal with the destroyer in its formative years up to the end of WW1, and its classic phase and transformation into a specialist anti-aircraft escort. The final section covers the development of the frigate since its inception in 1940. Technical description is blended with informed comment on the performance of 250 types and classes, making this an essential read for anyone interested in naval history. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
Biblio NotesAn informative visual guide to destroyers, such as the Type 45 Daring class and the Arleigh Bure (DDG.51) class, with detailed information about the displacement dimensions, armament, machiner, power, performance and protection of each ship. Features 120 destroyers with over 400 identification photographs. Examines over 100 years of destroyer and frigate history including the origins of the torpedo boat, frigates versus high-speed submarines, and frigates in the missile age. Includes fascinating quotes from military leaders and a glossary explaining key naval terms and abbreviations.
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