(Good+ / None) Book is Good+: Corners & spine edges some wear. 1944edition Blue cloth HB No DJ 348 pages Some spots on front cover, starting to yellow from outside edges, o/w clean & tight. Described toclarify the AB rating (c) 1944 By Dodd, Mead And Company, Inc.
Good+ Gold spine lettering is rubbed and illegible, otherwise very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Bkpl on front pastedown, one word or name written on ffep. Minor enddpaper staining. Contents are clean, unworn.; 8-3/4" Tall, 240pp. Black cloth. REFERENCE. Published at the beginning of America's participation in World War II, the book's purpose was to provide the lay reader with a reasonably comprehensive picture of those ships and planes "which are representative examples of the fighting fleets of the world...Principal attention is devoted to the United States navy, while the ships of other nations are described in text and illustration. Since naval aviation is becoming increasingly important, the types and functions of typical American naval aircraft are described and explained. All classes of warships of the United States, from battleships to the new PTs, are grouped by type with the fighting ships of other nations so as to give a clearer picture of relative fleet strength. Of particular interest is the author's explanation of naval equipment such as depth charges, torpedoes, mines, range finders, and many other weapons and instruments used in naval operation and combat...The United States' entrance in the war necessitated revision in this book's text wherein it covered various details which now fall under the offical classification of 'restricted information'. " Index by Ship. Hundreds of b/w illustrations, including photos and drawings.
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