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The Forgotten Fleet

The Mothball Navy

By Madsen, Daniel
2000, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 1557505438
Hardcover, 240 pages

Descripton: From the publisher: "A pictorial history of the U.S. Navy's mothball fleet, this handsome book takes a rare look at the so-called fleet behind the fleet, from the end of World War II to the present. Through photographs of the ships and shipyards where they were laid up and brief ship histories, it tells the story of how these ships were paid off and preserved, how some were reactivated, and how most left the reserve fleet to be broken up. Additional photos of the ships in action remind readers that forgotten though they were while in mothballs, many made their marks on history."

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