FINAL VOYAGES. How 25 U.S. warships met their final fates. Some in battle, others lost at sea or grounded. Some ignominiously towed to the ship breakers. Extra large volume with hundreds of photos.
How 25 US warships met their final fates. What finally happened to the USS Arkansas, the USS Pennsylvania, and the USS Saratoga? Naval historian Kermit (Kit) H. Bonner follows the stories of more than 30 battleships, cruisers and destroyers to their final destinations. Some survive as public museums, some became foreign naval vessels, others wound up in scrapyards or rest eternally at the bottom of the sea. Hundreds of one-of-a-kind photos illustrate the proud heritage of these former rulers of the waves, as well as the men who sailed them. 25 very interesting stories of ships like USS Langley & USS California. Extra large volume. 206 pages, hundreds of photos. Great naval reading.