U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History

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Naval Institute Press, 1983 - History - 427 pages
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This fully illustrated series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principle U.S. combatant types, as well as plans, profiles, and numerous detailed photographs.
 

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Tracing the design of aircraft carriers from USS Langley, a converted collier, to USS Nimitz with its nuclear power, this book is a gem for anyone interested in how and why ships are designed in a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Role of the Carrier in the U S Navy
7
The Langley Lexington
31
Carrier Spectrum Studies and the
57
The Yorktown Class
79
The Return to Smaller Dimensions
103
The ORANGE War Mobilization
119
The Essex Class
133
The Midway Class
201
The New Fleet Carrier of 1945
225
The SuperCarrier United States
239
A Out of the Mainstream
373
Arresting Gear
381
E Carrier Characteristics
388
F Vital Statistics of Carrier Types
412
Copyright

Austere Carriers for War Production
159

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About the author (1983)

Norman Friedman is a prominent naval analyst and the author of more than thirty books, including Naval Firepower, British Cruisers of the Victorian Era, Naval Weapons of World War On, and British Destroyers. He lives in New York City.

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