DESTROYERS AND DESTROYERMEN by Brock Yates
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The classification ""destroyer"" is categoric and somewhat ambiguous, yet, as Brock Yates proves, the destroyer occupies as vital a place in the future of naval warfare as it has in the past century. The nature of the small craft, both as an offensive and defensive vessel, its early uses in the Civil War, its subsequently expanding role, and its singularly useful function in missile warfare are all expounded in this illustrated book which stresses both technical and personal achievements in destroyer warfare. A highly readable, adult book which is clear without being condescending.

Pub Date: May 13th, 1959
Publisher: Harper