The US Navy Warship Series is a comprehensive Encyclopaedia of every ship in the history of the US Navy, from its inception in 1775 to the present. Each entry provides basic technical details and pertinent historical information on each ship construction date and information about the ship before and after naval service. Specifically, the technical details include dimensions, armament, armour protection, dates of launching, commissioning, etc. Historical info includes actions fought, campaigns, damage sustained, and more. The text format for each volume is uniform, giving particular information about each ship, including the lesser known and smaller vessels, which are usually omitted or barely mentioned in other works. Each volume is heavily illustrated with photos and pertinent illustrations drawn from the author's extensive archive.
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Paul Silverstone is an internationally recognized naval authority known for his many books and articles on warships. He is author of US Warships of WWII and editor of the naval notes column of Warship International, the quarterly journal of the international Naval Research Organization.