South Pacific Destroyer: The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella GulfCD-Audio
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- Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
- Format: CD-Audio
- Dimensions: 135mm x 188mm x 15mm | 91g
- Publication date: 20 September 2011
- Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
- ISBN 10: 1452653860
- ISBN 13: 9781452653860
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
- Sales rank: 1,463,161
Russell Crenshaw's riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers listeners a unique insider's perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt of the struggle. Drawing on his experience as a gunnery officer in the USS "Maury," Crenshaw's vivid, balanced, and detailed narrative includes the Battle of Tassafaronga in November 1942 and Vella Gulf in August 1943, actions that earned his warship a Presidential Unit Citation and sixteen battle stars. Crenshaw also discusses the impact of radar and voice radio, the shortcomings of U.S. torpedoes and gunfire, and the devastating effectiveness of Japan's super torpedo.
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Russell Sydnor Crenshaw, Jr., commanded numerous weapons ships during his naval career. He is the author of "Naval Shiphandling" and "The Battle of Tassafaronga." Alan Bomar Jones is an international stage actor who has appeared in over sixty professional theatrical shows. His offstage credits include two made-for-TV movies, several independent films, and various local commercials, as well as audiobooks.