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Q-Ships Versus U-Boats

Beyer, Kenneth M.

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ISBN 10: 1557500444 / ISBN 13: 9781557500441
Editorial: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1999
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Xx, [2], 236, [3] pages, 4 plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. Stated first printing. From Booklist: "The American effort in World War II to use Q-ships (disguised merchant vessels, intended to provoke submarine attacks and then fight back) is a little-known sidebar to the navy's antisubmarine effort. It now has a proper chronicler in Beyer, the supply officer of one of the two elderly freighters converted for the purpose, U. S. S. Asterion. He chronicles the secret recruiting of the crews and equipping of the ships and their eventual deployment at sea, along with parallel aspects of the careers of the German submariners who ended up fighting them. Neither Q-ship sank a German submarine, although Asterion put up some good fights, and her sister ship Atik was lost with all hands, an episode that the author reconstructs in a fashion both dramatic and plausible. This is one of those Naval Institute volumes that is not really vital to anyone except serious students of naval history but is likely to be the only coverage of its subject for them. " EDN_82 ; 236 pages. N° de ref. de la librería 23280

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Título: Q-Ships Versus U-Boats

Editorial: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition

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Draws on personal experience and interviews with participants to critique Franklin Roosevelt's Project I.Q., which created heavily armed warships disguised as merchant ships to counteract U-boat operations during World War I.

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The American effort in World War II to use Q-ships (disguised merchant vessels, intended to provoke submarine attacks and then fight back) is a little-known sidebar to the navy's antisubmarine effort. It now has a proper chronicler in Beyer, the supply officer of one of the two elderly freighters converted for the purpose, U.S.S. Asterion. He chronicles the secret recruiting of the crews and equipping of the ships and their eventual deployment at sea, along with parallel aspects of the careers of the German submariners who ended up fighting them. Neither Q-ship sank a German submarine, although Asterion put up some good fights, and her sister ship Atik was lost with all hands, an episode that the author reconstructs in a fashion both dramatic and plausible. This is one of those Naval Institute volumes that is not really vital to anyone except serious students of naval history but is likely to be the only coverage of its subject for them. Libraries with naval buffs aboard, take note. Roland Green

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