200,000 Miles Aboard the Destroyer Cotton by C Snelling Robinson

By C Snelling Robinson

In mid-June 1943, Snelling Robinson, a 20-year-old Harvard graduate and newly commissioned ensign within the U.S. Naval Reserve, joined the pre-commissioning group of the Fletcher type destroyer USS Cotten. the recent group educated for the rest of the summer time and t rooster sailed to Pearl Harbor in time to hitch the newly proven 5th Fleet. less than t he command of Admiral Raymond Spruance, the 5th Fleet used to be given orders to invade Tarawa within the Gilbert Islands in November 1943. This offensive, besides naval battles within the Philippine Sea, the Leyte Gulf, and the invasion of Iwo Jima in February 1945, is chronicled from the point of view of a tender deck officer and is built-in with the history of the bigger clash, together with the politics of command. After Japan?s give up, the Cotten turned part of the profession strength anchored in Tokyo Bay. Robinson deftly narrates how he and his pals took good thing about their sturdy success and taken their roles within the warfare to a becoming conclusion.

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