U.S. Navy Minecraft

A History and Directory from World War I to Today

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About the Book

In modern naval warfare, offensive and defensive mine operations and the ships that perform them often take a back seat to the more glamorous carrier strike groups, strategic deterrence patrols and anti-submarine operations. Despite their relatively small size and numbers, minecraft have enormous strategic and tactical value. With more than 200 photos, this book details the histories and specifications of more than 2,200 vessels that have served as minelayers and minesweepers, from World War I to today. Rare examples include the U.S. Navy’s only purpose-built mine-laying submarines, and the remarkable 36-foot “mini minesweeper.”

About the Author(s)

Ken W. Sayers is a former naval officer who served on board a Pacific Fleet destroyer escort and in the Pentagon on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). An IBM veteran, he lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Ken W. Sayers
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 235 photos, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8202-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4754-8
Imprint: McFarland