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U.S. Navy Escort Carriers 1942-45

By Mark Stille
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | SHIPS
FSMNP0118_20
Comments: Softcover, 48 pages, 37 black-and-white and 3 color photos, 7 color plates with camo schemes

ISBN:
978-1-4728-1810-2

Price:
$16.20

Publisher:
Osprey Publishing

From the publisher:
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 to the Allied victory both in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. Rather than size or speed, it was their sheer numbers that made them so effective. Indeed, the Casablanca-class escort carrier was the most-produced aircraft carrier in history. In partnership with the Royal Navy, they provided the backbone of Allied anti-submarine efforts in the Atlantic, turning the tide of the war against the U-boats in 1943. In the Pacific, they provided air cover for the series of landings that led to the doorstep of Japan by 1945. These robust ships faced submarine, air, and even surface threats from the Japanese, but proved able to contend with everything thrown their way.


FSM says:
An overview of the classes and capabilities of escort carriers, including various camouflage measures.



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