Pen & Sword 2011
Hardback 362pp Illustrated
9781848841857   Product Code: 20494
The first aircraft used by the US Navy - Curtiss flying boats in 1917 - operated from coastal bases, but purpose-built aircraft carriers would soon become a key part of its fleet and remain so through to modern times. This history of US Navy carriers traces the design and development of the vessels and their deployment through the disaster of Pearl Harbor and engagements in the Second World War, Korea and Vietnam to the Middle Eastern conflicts of recent decades.