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The lonely ships : the life and death of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet

Author: Edwin P Hoyt
Publisher: New York : McKay, ©1976.
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Book prices (Publishing)
Military histories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoyt, Edwin Palmer.
Lonely ships.
New York : McKay, ©1976
(OCoLC)567891448
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin P Hoyt
ISBN: 0679505784 9780679505785
OCLC Number: 2373265
Description: xi, 338 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One : The rise of the Asiatic Fleet --
Gunboat on the Yangtze --
The rising sun pilots --
"Abandon ship!" --
It was all a "mistake" --
The first U.S. warships in the Far East --
"You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" --
Mopping up in the Philippines --
Tangling with the Boxers --
The fleet gets around --
Yangtze patrol --
The new China --
The siege of Socony Hill --
The wily Chinese --
"Sewer of the Universe" --
War clouds --
Part Two: The death of the Asiatic fleet --
The time bomb begins ticking --
"Air raid on Pearl Harbor" --
A "Gift" of turkeys from the Japanese --
Attack on the Philippines --
The fleet moves south --
Christmas party, 1941 --
The PBY castaways --
Running the Japanese air gauntlet --
The admiral arrives by submarine --
An order to destroyers: ATTACK! --
The battle of Balikpapan --
The hopeless garrison --
The waiting game --
The ordeal of "Marblehead" --
Rearguard action in the Indies --
Air raid on Darwin --
The juggernaut rolls on --
Disaster in the Java Sea --
NERK NERK NERK NERK --
The last of the "Houston" --
The "Pecos" adventure --
Retreat from Java --
The end of the fleet --
The last heroes.
Responsibility: Edwin P. Hoyt.

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