The Destroyer Campbeltown Al Ross

ISBN: 9780851779973

Published: December 1st 2004

Hardcover

127 pages


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The Destroyer Campbeltown  by  Al Ross

The Destroyer Campbeltown by Al Ross
December 1st 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 127 pages | ISBN: 9780851779973 | 5.34 Mb

The destroyer Campbeltown is not only famous for her part in the commando raid on the St. Nazaire dry dock in 1942, but is also representative of an important type. Built as the USS Buchanan (DD131), she was one of over 270 flush-decked destroyersMoreThe destroyer Campbeltown is not only famous for her part in the commando raid on the St. Nazaire dry dock in 1942, but is also representative of an important type.

Built as the USS Buchanan (DD131), she was one of over 270 flush-decked destroyers put into service towards the end of World War I. Sent to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program and renamed Campbeltown, she spent eighteen arduous months on convoy duty, before being selected for a hazardous mission to deny the Nazi warship Tirpitz the use of repair facilities at the French port of St.

Nazaire. During the desperate but successful operation, the Campbeltown rammed the ports lock gates. Eleven hours later, delayed action fuses set off four-tons of explosives that destroyed both the ship and the docks. Over 200 perspective and 3-view drawings accompany the in-depth description of this distinguished ship along with a large-scale plan on the jacket covers reverse that is new with this reprint.



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