U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History

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Naval Institute Press, 2004 - History - 552 pages
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As the only history of U.S. destroyers based on internal, formerly classified papers of the U.S. Navy, the book is vital reading for all who have served on board these ships and for all who would like to understand the origins of the present destroyer force and its future.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Torpedo Boats into Destroyers 18861898
7
A Decade of Developments 19061916
21
The MassProduction Destroyer 19171922
39
Destroyer ASW World War I and After
65
Leaders and the Interwar Period 19171940
75
To the Big Destroyers 19411945
111
The Destroyer Escorts 19411945
137
The Ultimate Destroyer 19441951
235
Postwar ASW Escort
255
The Fast Task Force Escorts
293
Nuclear Destroyers and Frigates
327
SCB 199 Seahawk DX FFG
349
New Technology for a New Destroyer
387
A PostCold War Destroyer
431
Notes to Tables
451

Destroyer Warfare 19411945
165
World War II and After
193
World War II and After
203
Notes on Sources
539
Index
543
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About the author (2004)

Dr. Norman Friedman is a defense analyst and historian specializing in the intersection of technology and national strategy. He was Deputy Director of National Security Studies at the Hudson Insitute in New York under Herman Kahn, and later was personal consultant to the Secretary of the Navy for a decade. The author of 33 books, he conducted or co-authored numerous studies, and served as a futurologist for the U.S. Marine Corps in 2002-2004.

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