USS New York (BB-34): From World War I to the Atomic Age (Legends of Warfare: Naval #8) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 8 in the Legends of Warfare: Naval series.

Description


The battleship USS New York served the Navy from 1914 until just after WWII. New York was famously sent to reinforce the British Grand Fleet during WWI. Extensively rebuilt and modernized in 1927-28, New York continued to serve both in the Atlantic and the Pacific fleets and was in drydock being further modernized on December 7, 1941. It rejoined the fleet, first providing escort in the Atlantic, then providing gunfire support for Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. Transferred to the Pacific Fleet in late 1944, New York turned its 14-inch guns on enemy positions at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Following the war, New York was declared obsolete and used as a target for the 1946 atomic blasts at Bikini Atoll, survived the tests, and was eventually sunk by conventional weapons in July 1948. The hundreds of photographs in this volume trace the history of this warship from its launching in 1914, through two world wars, to atomic bomb testing. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

About the Author


Author of more than 100 books, David Doyle maritime books are noted for their thorough coverage of historic vessels and his celebrated ability to locate scarce vintage imagery.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764358241
ISBN-10: 0764358243
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: October 28th, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Naval