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The U.S.S. Ward: An Operational History of the Ship that Fired the First American Shot of World War II.


The U.S.S. Ward; an operational history of the ship that fired the first American shot of World War II.

Klobuchar, Richard P.

McFarland & Co.


268 pages




This history of the USS Ward, a destroyer built in 1918 to fight German submarines, traces its life and crew from its construction, post-World War I duty, and its firing of the first shot in World War II, to its time as a destroyer-transport until 1944 when it sank. Klobuchar's research is from documents and interviews with those who served on the ship. He provides technical data, a chronology of events, and a roster of personnel. Klobuchar is a WWII historian and retired civil engineer.

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Date:May 1, 2006
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