32 in'44: Building the Portsmouth Submarine Fleet in World War II

By: Watterson, Rodney K.

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No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 171 pages with chapter notes, bibliography and index; illustrated. ---- After averaging the completion of less than two submarines a year in the 1930s, the Portsmouth Navy Yard completed an astonishing thirty-two submarines in 1944 including the simultaneous launching of three submarines. The yard built seventy-nine submarines between 1941 and 1945, a fleet that collectively represented thirty-seven percent of the United States submarines built during the war and sank over one third of the Japanese shipping sunk by United States submarines. 32 in '44 analyzes the factors behind the yard's record setting submarine production that made such a significant contribution to the winning of the war.

Title: 32 in'44: Building the Portsmouth Submarine Fleet in World War II

Author Name: Watterson, Rodney K.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Institute Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 1591149533

ISBN Number 13: 9781591149538

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 009317

Keywords: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Submarines; World War II; Naval Operations; Submarines - design and construction,