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Titre : Q-Ships Versus U-Boats
Éditeur : Naval Institute Press, Annapolis
Date d'édition : 1999
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good
Edition : First Edition
Xx, , 236,  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 réf. du libraire 23280
Synopsis : 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.
Synopsis: A U.S. naval officer who served on one of the Q-ships, a decoy freighter named the USS Asterion, provides details of the long-secret and ultimately disastrous project.
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