Splinter Fleet: The Wooden Subchasers of World War II

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Naval Institute Press, 2000 - History - 274 pages
"This book, written by the commander of one of the subchasers, defines their place in naval history and gives readers a taste of life aboard the wooden warships. It describes the cramped quarters and unforgiving seas as well as the tenacious courage and close bonds formed by the men as they sought out the enemy and confronted nature. Long overshadowed by the larger, faster warships and more glamorous PT boats of World War II, sub chasers, until now, have been mostly forgotten. This work restores the plucky little ships to their hard-earned status as significant members of the fleet. Many of the photos included here were taken by the author during the war."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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