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BLIMPS & U-BOATS: U. S. NAVY AIRSHIPS IN THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

Vaeth, J. Gordon

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ISBN 10: 1557508763 / ISBN 13: 9781557508768
Published by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1992
Condition: As New Hardcover
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205 pp; compelling story of the U. S. Navy's lighter-than-air craft; covering every aspect of the blimp's wartime efforts; from its construction, perfomrance in various kinds of weather, piloting and navigation, tactics, submarine detection gear, armament, problems etc. Alllso discussed are numerous incidents such as the historic running gun battle between K-74 and U-boat U-134. Profusley illustrated with b & w photos and highly detailed line drawings; appendicies, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 70111

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Title: BLIMPS & U-BOATS: U. S. NAVY AIRSHIPS IN THE...

Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

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Vaeth, an airship officer, historian, and a much-published airship author, details the construction, operations, and war time action of the blimps (named, by one story, for the sound made when one strikes an inflated envelope with a finger). While no submarine kills were confirmed, the blimps were an exceedingly effective deterrent, keeping U-boats submerged and inactive by their presence. An appendix covers the quieter US west coast. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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