Introduction/ World War II naval strategy and the role of the battleship/ Design developments/ Weapons/ Fire control/ Tactics/ Tennessee class/ Colorado class/ South Dakota class/ Lexington class/ Analysis and Conclusion/ Bibliography/ Index
An in-depth look at the Standard-type battleships of the US Navy's Tennessee and Colorado classes, and the unfinished South Dakota and Lexington classes.
Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for most of his career, specializing in steel and steam warships from the late 19th century to the present day. Paul's art has illustrated the works of Patrick O'Brian, Dudley Pope and C.S. Forester amongst others, and hangs in many corporate and private collections all over the world. A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Paul lives and works in Surrey.