Author: Wiper, Steve
Publisher: Classic Warships Publishi
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall
New book, 72 pages, WP46. This is an expanded and modified re-print of an earlier book of the same name. Two additional color images, and eight new black and white photographs make up the expansion of this book to 72 pages from the original 64. This book covers the "Big J," or "Black Dragon" throughout her career in the US Navy, from construction during the early years of WWII, early wartime (1943-1945) shelling Japanese held islands, screening USN aircraft carrier battle groups, then the Korean War, Vietnam War, mothball fleet, then re-commissioned again 1983-1991 for service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Persian Gulf, and eventually as a museum ship in late 2001. Many photographs in the book have never been previously published, with a total of 108 B & W, and 19 Color photographs.