US Standard Type Battleships 1941-45 (2): Tennessee, Colorado and Unbuilt Classes, Mark Stille.
Looks at the 'Big Five', the last standard-type battleships built for
the US Navy, and the most powerful ships in the US Navy for much of
the interwar period. Covers their design, original purpose and actual
Second World War service, where their limited speed meant they could no
longer serve with the battle fleet. Despite that limit they played a
major part in the Pacific War, and four fought in the last battleship
action of the war.
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