Modern Era Naval Non-Fiction Section



Famous Ships

Ships & Design


The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to World War II, including their aircraft and weaponry. It also explains their various successes and losses such as the first carrier vs carrier battle at Midway; the battle of the Coral Sea; the battle of the Philippine Sea; and the Operation Torch landings. US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45: Pre-war Classes

Author: Mark Stille

Title: US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45: Pre-war Classes

Series: New Vanguard

First Published by: Osprey Publishing


Format: PB

Date: 11 October 2005

ISBN-10: 1841768901

ISBN-13: 9781841768908




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