Warship Boneyard


Tells the story of the US Navy’s reserve fleet from the laying up of ships like the frigate USS Constitution in 1801 through to the present day to give a greater depth to a subject which is usually covered in essentially pictorial form. That said the Bonners have not neglected the photographic content. The book is illustrated with a fascinating collection of images mainly in colour. Among the more unusual ships covered is America’s first ship of the line USS Independence seen in the early 20th century as a planked over receiving ship. Moving into modern times plenty of cold war warriors are featured including Midway, Ranger and the Iowa class battleships as well as the Garcia class frigates and the minesweeper USS Illusive. This is certainly one of the better books on an increasingly popular subject and is this highly recommended





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