Hardcover, heavy off-white cloth covers lettered and decorated in black, in publisher’s non price-clipped dust-jacket. 581 pages. Index. Research and technical editing by Rear Admiral Thomas L. Wattles. Illustrated with over 400 photographs, diagrams, drawings, and area and battle charts by Lieut. Comdr. Fred Freeman. First edition, first printing with no additional printings listed. A comprehensive history of the men and ship which comprised that class of vessels known as destroyers and destroyer escorts that fought in World War II. No previous ownership marks. Some toning to gutters and extremities of map end-papers and several incidental spots to fore-edge, not affecting interior pages. Dust-jacket shows edge-wear and moderate staining, heaviest at back-strip, albeit dust-jacket complete. A very good copy in a good dust-jacket. A heavy book, Priority and International orders will require additional postage, calculated as close to actual cost as possible.