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Tin cans & greyhounds : the destroyers that won two world wars, Clint Johnson

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Tin cans & greyhounds : the destroyers that won two world wars
Title
Tin cans & greyhounds
Title remainder
the destroyers that won two world wars
Statement of responsibility
Clint Johnson
Title variation
Tin cans and greyhounds
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
For men on destroyer-class warships during World War I and World War II, battles were waged "against overwhelming odds from which survival could not be expected." Those were the words Lieutenant Commander Robert Copeland calmly told his crew as their tiny, unarmored destroyer escort rushed toward giant, armored Japanese battleships at the Battle off Samar on October 25, 1944. This action-packed narrative history of destroyer-class ships brings readers inside the half-inch-thick hulls to meet the men who fired the ships' guns, torpedoes, hedgehogs, and depth charges. Nicknamed "tin cans" or "greyhounds," destroyers were fast escort and attack ships that proved indispensable to America's military victories. Beginning with destroyers' first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1874 and ending with World War II, author Clint Johnson shares the riveting stories of the Destroyer Men who fought from inside a "tin can"--risking death by cannons, bombs, torpedoes, fire, and drowning. The British invented destroyers, the Japanese improved them, and the Germans failed miserably with them. It was the Americans who perfected destroyers as the best fighting ship in two world wars. Tin Cans & Greyhounds compares the designs of these countries with focus on the old, modified World War I destroyers, and the new and numerous World War II destroyers of the United States. Tin Cans & Greyhounds details how destroyers fought submarines, escorted convoys, rescued sailors and airmen, downed aircraft, shelled beaches, and attacked armored battleships and cruisers with nothing more than a half-inch of steel separating their crews from the dark waves
Summary
Offers a narrative history of destroyer-class ships, beginning with their first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1874 and ending with their role in World War II
Writing style
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10759224
Cataloging source
YDX
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1953-
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Johnson, Clint
Dewey number
623.825/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Destroyers (Warships)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sailors
Target audience
adult
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the destroyers that won two world wars
Label
Tin cans & greyhounds : the destroyers that won two world wars, Clint Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-290) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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Contents
The early years : "Weather today is fine, but high waves" -- World War I in Europe : "Do as much damage as possible" -- U.S. enters the war : "We are ready now, sir!" -- The 1920s : "We have no destroyers today!" -- The 1930s : "A destroyer is not a likely target" -- Atlantic Theater 1939-1941 : "Keep on engaging the enemy" -- Pacific Theater 1941 : "Suddenly and deliberately attacked" -- Atlantic Theater 1942 : "American beacons and searchlights visible at night" -- Pacific Theater 1942 : "Courageous abandon against fearful odds" -- Atlantic Theater 1943 : "Wiped out every exposed member of the sub's crew topside" -- Pacific Theater 1943 : "Our losses for this single battle were fantastic" -- Atlantic Theater 1944 : "Man on deck of sub attempting to man gun disintegrates" -- Pacific Theater 1944 : "A fight against overwhelming odds from which survival can't be expected" -- Atlantic Theater 1945 : "I think that is the end of the sub" -- Pacific Theater 1945 : "The gates of hell awaited us."
Control code
on1076659332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 307 pages : illustrations
Isbn
9781621576471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1076659332
Label
Tin cans & greyhounds : the destroyers that won two world wars, Clint Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years : "Weather today is fine, but high waves" -- World War I in Europe : "Do as much damage as possible" -- U.S. enters the war : "We are ready now, sir!" -- The 1920s : "We have no destroyers today!" -- The 1930s : "A destroyer is not a likely target" -- Atlantic Theater 1939-1941 : "Keep on engaging the enemy" -- Pacific Theater 1941 : "Suddenly and deliberately attacked" -- Atlantic Theater 1942 : "American beacons and searchlights visible at night" -- Pacific Theater 1942 : "Courageous abandon against fearful odds" -- Atlantic Theater 1943 : "Wiped out every exposed member of the sub's crew topside" -- Pacific Theater 1943 : "Our losses for this single battle were fantastic" -- Atlantic Theater 1944 : "Man on deck of sub attempting to man gun disintegrates" -- Pacific Theater 1944 : "A fight against overwhelming odds from which survival can't be expected" -- Atlantic Theater 1945 : "I think that is the end of the sub" -- Pacific Theater 1945 : "The gates of hell awaited us."
Control code
on1076659332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 307 pages : illustrations
Isbn
9781621576471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1076659332

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