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By John Roberts

The Essex-class airplane vendors are recognized for his or her effectiveness and reliability as warships and the colossal development courses they initiated. in-built 1941, the Intrepid (CV11) used to be one of many classification of twenty-four vessels developed in the course of and instantly after international struggle II. sporting 90 plane every one, they shaped the most air power and outstanding strength of the U.S. Pacific Fleet opposed to the japanese from 1943 to 1945. Written via famous warship historian John Roberts, this vintage reference in this vintage send gains the large diagrams and pictures that this sequence has turn into justly well-known for. It additionally deals an authoritative description of the innovations, layout, ameliorations, and operational heritage of the Intrepid and a brand new large-scale fold-out plan. 154 illustrations.101/2 x 91/2 inches.

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Down in Augusta’s forward mess hall, Richard Jones and his damage control party could not see the action but could hear the ship’s guns firing. “With each salvo, the ship pitched sideways as the recoil pushed the ship’s 10,000 tons against the sea. ” At 0904 Augusta checked fire. Jones recalled, “Suddenly it was silent. Speed was reduced. The smell of gunpowder was everywhere. We just stared at each other for a moment or so, not knowing what to say. I remember one of our group came up to Chief Foster and said, ‘Well, Chief, What’s the Word?

Speed was reduced. The smell of gunpowder was everywhere. We just stared at each other for a moment or so, not knowing what to say. I remember one of our group came up to Chief Foster and said, ‘Well, Chief, What’s the Word? ’”23 Figuring that they had turned the enemy back, at 0941 Hewitt ordered the two cruisers to return to the transport area and told Giffen’s covering group to go and finish off the French, believed to include a cruiser, three destroyers and a group of three destroyer leaders.

Twenty-two of the 113 officers on the battleship had never been to sea. During the shakedown period Captain Whiting drilled the battleship’s green crew with little respite for leave or liberty. Then, on the passage to Morocco, Whiting ordered general quarters (battle station) drills held daily from 1315 to 1420; training in gunnery, damage control, abandoning ship, and other tasks went on from forty minutes before sunrise to lights-out at 2200. qx2 20 6/30/04 1:06 PM Page 20 CHAPTER 1 ing of hammers chipping paint off the battleship’s bulkheads and decks in accordance with the rule laid down after the tragic loss of the Astoria, Quincy, and Vincennes at the Battle of Savo Island.

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