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Warships No. 21 & 22

US Destroyers
 in Action Parts and 4


Squadron/Signal Publications

S u m m a r y

Title, Description & Publisher Warships No. 21 - US Destroyers in Action Part 3 - USD$8.97
Warships No. 22 - US Destroyers in Action Part 4 - USD$8.97

both available online from Squadron/Signal Publications
Media and Contents: each 50 pages plus soft cover; landscape format
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Good layout and logical format; 101 quality b&w photos; easy to read text; good description of development and identifying features of each class.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

US Destroyers in Action Parts 1-4 are available online from Squadron.com


Squadron continues its examination of US Destroyers in these two recently released titles.

Both are presented in the familiar and effective In Action format, with 50 pages between their soft covers, plenty of photographs, useful captions, summary text, line drawings and detail views of identifying characteristics.

Each book also feature six attractive colour profiles as the "centrefold", with a good selection of the sometimes stark colour schemes applied to these ships. Two profiles in each book also include port and starboard side views of the camouflage schemes. Don Greer adds more colour with his artwork on the cover and an additional two on the back.

In common with the earlier instalments, these books cover specific Destroyer classes. These are:

Part 3:

  • Somers

  • McCall

  • Sims

  • Benson

  • Livermore

  • Ellyson

Part 4:

  • Sumner

  • Smith

  • Hugh Purvix, FRAM II

  • Laffey, FRAM II

  • Gearing

  • Basilone, FRAM I

  • Agerholm, FRAM I Group B

  • Southerland



Each of these books provides a great introduction to their allotted destroyer classes, with ample inspiration and reference for modellers.

At less than USD$9.00 each, they do not represent a great financial hardship either!


Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

Review Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 July, 2004
Last updated 23 July, 2004

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