This action-packed narrative history of destroyer-class ships begins with destroyers' first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1898 through the last true combat service of the ships in the Vietnam War.
Nicknamed "tin cans" or "greyhounds", destroyers were quick naval ships used to defend larger battleships - and they proved indispensable in America's military victories.
In Tin Cans and Greyhounds, author Clint Johnson brings listeners inside the quarter-inch hulls of destroyers to meet the men who manned the ships' five-inch guns and fought America's wars from inside a "tin can" - risking death by cannon shell, shrapnel, bomb, fire, drowning, exposure, and sharks.
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What members say
a lengthy history lessonn
seems to be for novices interested in history more than accounts engineering advances and various classes .
so far nothing one cant acquire free on the net. i was hoping for more than public domain plagiarism.
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- Thomas Lowry
Great overview of our Nation's destroyers in WWII.
A very entertaining and informative book, the reader was a bit monotone at times but did good overall.