• U-Boats vs Destroyer Escorts, Duel 3, Osprey

U-Boats vs Destroyer Escorts, Duel 3, Osprey

 

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  • Product Code: D09308 [9308]
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DUEL No 3: U-BOATS VS DESTROYER ESCORTS - THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Winston Churchill claimed the 'U-boat peril' was the only thing that frightened him during World War II. The U-boat was developed from a small coastal vessel into a state-of-the-art killer, stalking the high seas picking off merchant convoys, until the introduction of the destroyer escort, and the development of dedicated anti-submarine tactics provided a means of defence and attack against the U-boats. Gordon Williamson describes the design and development of these two deadly opponents, their tactics, strengths and weaknesses, weaponry and training. He provides an insight into the lives of the Royal Navy and Wolf Pack crews as they played their deadly games of cat and mouse on the high seas, gambling with their lives and the fate of the nations. 

Contents:

Introduction
Chronology
The Strategic situation
Design & Development
Technical Specifications: Discussion of the technical details of the vessels, anti-submarine weapons and the specs of the different types of U-boats
Combatants: A study of the crews, their training and tactics
Combat: A review of specific combat actions
Statistical Analysis
Conclusion: A review of the outcomes of the U-boat war, and effect on post-war naval developments
Bibliography and further reading list.

Author: Gordon Williamson

Publisher: Osprey publishing (2007).

ISBN: 978184603-133-5

Description: 80 pages, Paperback, 247 X 184 mm.

Condition: FINE.

Availability: IN STOCK & READY TO SHIP.

Shipping weight: 410 gr.

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