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The Escort Carrier Gambier Bay Al Ross
The Escort Carrier Gambier Bay Al Ross
The Escort Carrier Gambier Bay Al Ross
The Escort Carrier Gambier Bay Al Ross

The Escort Carrier Gambier Bay - Al Ross

London: Conway Maritime Press, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Cutaways; Silhouettes; Frontispiece; Plans;

From the cover: “The escort carrier Gambier Bay (CVE-73) was a ship of the mid-war Casablanca class, which operated with distinction in the Pacific, even fulfilling frontline roles never envisaged for earlier ships.

Undoubtedly the toughest task of the design was the action off Samar, in October 1944, when a task group of six escort carriers and a handful of destroyers was surprised by a force of Japanese surface ships including battleships and heavy cruisers. Mounting a masterly defence, the destroyers fought the Japanese heavy ships, while the CVEs attempted to escape. The only loss amongst the latter was Gambier Bay, and she came to symbolise this heroic battle against overwhelming odds.

She is, certainly, the most famous of all American escort carriers.”


Size: 9¾" x 10¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Anatomy of the Ship series. 112 pages.
£121.00
The Escort Carrier Gambier Bay Al Ross