Escort carrier/John Moore. Hutchinson. Hardcover. First edition 1944. Out of print. Condition: Good, no dustjacket, some fading to spine. ASIN B0007JA2RU
As shown by the vessel names deleted for wartime security, this is a contemporary account of the vital role of the Escort Carrier during the battle in the Atlantic against the German U Boats. In the case of those described in this book, these relatively small aircraft carriers were equipped with Supermarine Seafire fighters and Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers, and, as part of an Escort Group, supplied vital air cover to the convoys that were Britain’s only lifeline for essential food, materials, arms and fuel throughout WW11.