USS Wisconsin (Bb-64): From World War II to the Persian Gulf to Museum Ship (Legends of Warfare: Naval #15) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 15 in the Legends of Warfare: Naval series.

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Carrying the highest hull number ever assigned to a commissioned US battleship, the Wisconsin was the last of the four Iowa-class battleships--along with the Iowa, New Jersey, and Missouri. The Wisconsin fought through the final year of WWII, saw extensive service during the Korean War, and then was recalled to arms to liberate Kuwait during the Gulf War in 1991. During the latter war, Wisconsin not only loosed its massive 16-inch cannons but launched Tomahawk cruise missiles deep into enemy territory. Finally released from Navy service, the battleship today is a floating museum moored near downtown Norfolk, Virginia. This book, through more than 250 photos, documents the battleship from design and construction, through combat during each of its wars, to its preservation today.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764360138
ISBN-10: 0764360132
Publisher: Schiffer Military
Publication Date: August 28th, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Naval