By Lawrence Burr

In 1938, the us deserted the limitations imposed through the Washington Treaty and commenced paintings on a brand new category of super-battleships. This e-book covers the layout, development, and employment of the 4 Iowa-class battleships, the most important within the American fleet. in the course of global battle II, they served as guards for the airplane companies and their bombardments supplied disguise for the various landings within the Pacific. on the war's finish, the japanese signed their give up at the decks of an Iowa-class battleship, the USS Missouri. After global struggle II, the ships persevered to serve, offering aid in the course of Korea, Vietnam, or even the 1st Gulf struggle. This publication tells the whole tale of the best of the yankee battleships.

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