From 1953 1994, sixty five U.S Navy ocean minesweepers MSOs swept mines searched the seafloor for downed aircraft, sunken ships, and lost munitions showed the flag throughout the world, even sailing up the Congo and Mekong Rivers, calling at dozens...
|Title||:||Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The U.S. Navy's Ocean Minesweepers, 1953-1994|
|Publisher||:||Heritage Books May 1, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
|File Size||:||871 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The U.S. Navy's Ocean Minesweepers, 1953-1994 Reviews
The book was great, especially for someone who served on an ocean going minesweeper. However, there were some errors when reference was made to the USS Exploit MSO 440 and her trip to Haiti. My husband was aboard her on that trip. Should his account of the cruise be requested, he can be reached at: [email protected]
This is a great book, especially for sailors who served on minesweepers. It is well written and is very accurate. It gives the reader a sense of what is was like on an ocean going minesweeper (MSO). I spent two years on one in 1968-69. It was a pleasure to read and will be a great reference source.
My husband served on one of the ships written about in this book. Gave me insight into his naval experiences.
Best book encountered about the MSO type mine warfare ships. Their entire history is well researched and clearly presented.
This book is great,especially for any ex minesweep sailors.
Terrific book. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in ships, the Navy or mine warfare.