Allied Escort Carriers of World War Two in Action :: Kenneth Poolman soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!
London, New York & Sydney: Blandford Press, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Glossary; 2-column text; Appendices ;
From the cover: Woolworth carriers, jeeps, banana boats they called them pocket warships converted from tankers, tramp steamers and merchantmen unlikely heroes in the war at sea. Yet these were destined to become key weapons in the Battle of the Atlantic and to play vital roles in all the naval theatres of war.
HMS Audacity was the first of these brave and busy little ships, built to counter the menace of the German Condor long-range bombers and U-boats to the transatlantic convoys. A burned-out, captured enemy fruit ship, she was turned into a primitive auxiliary aircraft carrier with no hangar, operating just six US-built Martlet fighters flown by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Her presence, and that of her sisters, was to turn the tide of the Atlantic battle.
More than 120 escort carriers, as they became known, were produced during the Second World War, their urgent construction speeded by new techniques. In the United States, Hurry…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11″ x 8¾”.
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