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Destroyers in action

Richard A. Shafter

Destroyers in action

by Richard A. Shafter

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Published by Cornell maritime press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Navy.,
  • Torpedo-boat destroyers.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Richard A. Shafter.
    SeriesThe U. S. Navy in action series -- 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsV840 .S5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination246 p.
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22914012M
    LC Control Number45037896

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