Town Class Destroyers: A Critical Assessment by John HenshawTown Class Destroyers: A Critical Assessment by John Henshaw

Town Class Destroyers: A Critical Assessment

byJohn Henshaw

Hardcover | August 21, 2018

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In 1940 Great Britain was in dire straits and facing Nazi invasion. Twenty-four destroyers had been lost during the Dunkirk evacuation. Winston Churchill asked the United States' President Roosevolt for 'the loan of forty or fifty of your oldest destroyers'. He got them - eventually. In response to Churchill's request, and in return for the use by the US of British bases in the Caribbean, fifty mothballed 'flush-deck' destroyers of the United States Navy were supplied to the Royal Navy. This book presents a comprehensive history of their service, to their operational use and a detailed assesment of their service and achievements.
John Henshaw was educated at Wesley College and Melbourne University. Since creativity and the discipline of a naval career tend to be incompatible, he made a career choice he often regrets, to design and construct buildings for most of his working life. As the Australian equivalent of a Chartered Surveyor, his business life was engage...
Title:Town Class Destroyers: A Critical AssessmentFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:96 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:12 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:August 21, 2018Publisher:The Crowood Press UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1785004018

ISBN - 13:9781785004018