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On July 4, 1991, the Arleigh Burke class of destroyers, the most powerful surface combatants in naval history, was commissioned. It was the culmination of a century-and-a-half evolution of the destroyera€”an evolution captured in this vivid and timely history of the world's most popular warship.U.S. possession of the Philippines. The Bainbridge class was the beginning of a great increase in U.S. destroyer production that focused primarily on craft designed for the role of defense against torpedo attacks, as the battleship was theanbsp;...

Author:Eric W. Osborne
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2005-01-01


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