Fighting Flotilla: RN Laforey Class Destroyers in World War II by Peter Smith

Fighting Flotilla: RN Laforey Class Destroyers in World War II

byPeter Smith

Kobo ebook | July 19, 2010

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The ‘Laforays’ were the largest, most powerfully armed and successful ships of this type to see frontline action with the Royal Navy in WWII. They were also the handsomest warships to see service and presented a perfect combination of power and speed. They were assigned to the most dangerous theaters of war including Force H, sailing between Gibraltar and Malta, from where they operated against the German supply lines to North Africa. They escorted minelayers into the German backyard in the North Sea and their convoy escort work in the North Atlantic proved them to be highly effective hunter killers of the U-Boat packs that threatened every cargo ship carrying vital supplies to the UK. Such was the pace of their war, that out of the eight ships of the class only one survived the war.

The book also includes chapters on their origin, planning and building, wartime operations and indices cover weapon systems, general fittings and complements and battle honors for each ship in the class.
Title:Fighting Flotilla: RN Laforey Class Destroyers in World War IIFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 19, 2010Publisher:Pen and SwordLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844687708

ISBN - 13:9781844687701

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