The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War: An Operational History of the American-built Destroyer Escorts Serving Under the White Ensign from 1943-46
"The Battle of the Atlantic was Winston Churchill's area greatest of concern during the Second World War. By 1943 new tactics and technology, developed out of bitter experience, combined with the effect of long range maritime patrol aircraft were beginning to tip the balance in the Allies' favour. But the dearth of modern escort vessels was still potentially disastrous; over 160 U-boats were still at large to attack vital convoys of men and material." "The Captain Class Frigates, seventy-eight sturdy, modern destroyer escorts, known affectionately by all who sailed in them as the DEs, built in the United States and leased to the Royal Navy, began to come into commission in January of that year and to fill that desperate, long felt need." "This is their story, told by a man who served with them from their first arrival to their return to the States in 1946. It is a story of vigilance, determination and dogged fortitude combined with high skill and unfailing courage."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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