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Aboard the Farragut Class destroyers in World War II : a history with first-person accounts of enlisted men /
Leo Block.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
description
ix, 230 p.
ISBN
0786442220 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786442225 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
isbn
0786442220 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786442225 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- The ship -- The ship's company -- The Dungaree Navy -- The Hawaiian detachment -- Condition II-underway -- December 7, 1941 -- The South Pacific -- The aleutians -- The Central Pacific and the Typhoon of December 1944 -- The uniform -- Liberty -- The Farragut finishing school -- Ship histories.
abstract
"This book describes the life of the enlisted man aboard a Farragut class destroyer during the pre-war years; the war preparation period in 1941; and the wartime years. It features first-person narrations collected from interviews and correspondence with the remaining Farragut class destroyer sailors, and describes the Farragut class destroyers, five which survived the war"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6828017
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Engineer and author Leo Block enlisted in the Navy prior to the United States' entry into World War II, serving aboard the Farragut class destroyer USS Macdonough as a fireman and later as a machinist mate.
Summaries
Main Description
This book describes the life of the enlisted man aboard a Farragut class destroyer during the pre-World War II years; the war preparation period in 1941; and the wartime years. It features first-person narrations collected from interviews and correspondence with the few remaining Farragut class destroyer sailors, and briefly describes the evolution of the destroyer and the Farragut class destroyers, five of which survived the war.
Library of Congress Summary
"This book describes the life of the enlisted man aboard a Farragut class destroyer during the pre-war years; the war preparation period in 1941; and the wartime years. It features first-person narrations collected from interviews and correspondence with the remaining Farragut class destroyer sailors, and describes the Farragut class destroyers, five which survived the war"--Provided by publisher.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a description of the life of the enlisted man aboard a Farragut class destroyer during the pre-war years; the war preparation period in 1941; and the wartime years. It features first-person narrations collected from interviews and correspondence, and describes the Farragut class destroyers, five of which survived the war.
Main Description
The World War II-era Farragut class destroyers were the first destroyers to be equipped with five-inch, 38 caliber dual-purpose guns and a fully automated fire control system, and presented unique challenges and experiences for their crews. Their sailors were a proud and cocky group, as they served on the smallest, roughest riding, and fastest men-of-war, ships with more firepower for their size than any other class of ship in the U.S. Navy. This book describes the life of the enlisted man aboard a Farragut class destroyer during the pre-war years; the war preparation period in 1941; and the wartime years. It features first-person narrations collected from interviews and correspondence with the few remaining Farragut class destroyer sailors, and briefly describes the evolution of the destroyer and the Farragut class destroyers, five of which survived the war.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Shipp. 7
The Ship's Companyp. 19
The Dungaree Navyp. 34
The Hawaiian Detachmentp. 53
Condition II-Underwayp. 75
December 7, 1941p. 88
The South Pacificp. 112
The Aleutiansp. 136
The Central Pacific and the Typhoon of December 1944p. 144
The Uniformp. 158
Libertyp. 170
The Farragut Finishing Schoolp. 188
Ship Historiesp. 193
Glossaryp. 205
Chapter Notesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 225
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