Seas, Skies, and Submarines
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, , ©2017.
Description: xi, 328 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
"The First World War demanded of the American Navy radically different solutions, skills and thinking. The US fleet of big ships designed to fight other big ships in classic line-of-battle formation entered an unprecedented global conflict with no answer to a German innovation--the U-boat. The navy's few primitive ocean-going submarines and an entirely new type of small warship, aptly named the subchaser, helped secure an eventual victory over the U-boat. A comprehensive convoy system quickly became a critical element in the maritime conflict demanding the escort service of nearly every destroyer in the American fleet and the outstanding seamanship that went with it." --From jacket.
Series: American military experience series.
Contents: Introduction -- State of play -- Beat to quarters -- Aloft -- "Drab effidiency" : the making of the convoy system -- Sending the hunters -- Battleship boys -- Keeping the seas -- Chasers -- Barrages, batteries, bombers and battleships -- A navy second to none.
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|HISTORY War WWI Ros||Main (Downtown)||Third Level, Nonfiction||In|