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The last days of the United States Asiatic fleet : the fates of the ships and those aboard, December 8, 1941-February 5, 1942

Author: Greg H Williams
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland and Company, Inc., [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many books have been written about the ships of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet, yet few look into the experiences of the common sailor. Drawing on official reports, past research, personal memoirs and the  Read more...

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Williams, Greg H.
Last days of the United States Asiatic fleet.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland and Company, Inc., [2018]
(OCoLC)1000122347
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg H Williams
ISBN: 9781476631677 1476631670
OCLC Number: 1037014210
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; I. The U.S. Navy in the Pacific; Planting the Flag; The Philippines; China; II. Setting the Stage for War; The Naval Disarmament Conference; Petroleum; Borneo; Manchuria; III. Japan on the Move; The Response; "Asia for the Asians"; American Missions and the Panay; Uncertainty at Home; A New Commander in the Far East; The Fleet Moves to Pearl Harbor; French Indo-China; Admiral Hart Relocates; Plans Evolve; Americans Evacuate; IV. Fateful Decisions; V. The Asiatic Fleet on the Eve of War; The Cruisers; The Destroyers; The Yangtze Patrol The SubmarinesThe Air Patrol Wing; The Minesweepers; The Motor Torpedo Boats; The 16th Naval District; Cavite Navy Yard; Olongapo Naval Station; Mariveles Section Base; VI. Preparations for War; A Visit to Pearl Harbor; Army Bombers Go East, the Marines Go South; Admiral Hart's Proposal; Army vs. Navy; Fleet Reorganization; The War Warning; Columbus Smith at Shanghai; Major Ship Movements Detected; The Boise Shanghaied; The Riverboats Go South; Preparing for the Worst; British Plans; VII. Who Knew What?; VIII. Japan Attacks; The Wake; The President Harrison; Cavite Ships Army Air Bases AttackedThe William B. Preston; Early News; IX. The Asiatic Fleet at War; The Tutuila Trapped; Manila Bombings; December 10-A Rough Day for the Allies; The Invasion Convoy Arrives; Capt. Colin Kelly; The Prince of Wales and the Repulse; Cavite Bombed; X. The Retreat Begins; The Air Wing Heads South; General Ship Movements; The Corregidor; Ambon Island; Admiral Hart Moves South; Christmas 1941; Mistaken Identity; The Canopus; XI. The Fleet's Last Year; The Borneo Oil Fields; A Trip to Washington; A False Alarm; Destroyers off Balik Papan; The Mariveles Naval Defense Battalion Policy OpinionsThe Flores Sea; A Sub Commander and a Flight on a PBY; The Asiatic Fleet Disbanded; A Visit with the Troops; Admiral Hart Replaced; Timor; A New Source of Oil; Port Darwin; Badung Strait; Aircraft to Java; The Java Sea; Sunda Strait; The Stewart Captured; Ships Ordered to Australia; XII. Stranded Up North; Token Relief; The Abandoned; The Surrender and the Quail; XIII. Individual Group Operations; The PT Boats; The Submarine Patrols; Patrol Wing 10 Operations; XIV. The Disposition of Asiatic Fleet Ships; XV. Irish Pennants; A Tale of Two Quail Survivors; The Arisan Maru Joseph Henry BangustThe Houston Survivors; Charley Lawrence Thomas; A Few Commanders; Those Adrift; The End at the Beginning; Navy Items of Interest; Civil Authorities; Ratings; Fast Forward; Bibliography; Index
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