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Battleships of World War II. Chelsea House, 1997 Green, Michael. Battleships. org about the author Lynn M. Stone is the author and photographer of many children’s books. Lynn is a former teacher who travels worldwide to pursue his varied interests.

Navy cruisers (KRU zurz) — heavily armed warships, smaller than battleships, and, in recent times, armed with guided missiles deactivated (dee AK tuh VAYT ud) — made inactive decommissioning (DEE kuh MISH un ing) — the process of taking a naval ship out of active service destroyers (duh STROI urz) — surface warships traditionally used to defend larger, slower ships from submarines (modern destroyers are armed with guided missiles for multi-missions) 30 foreshadowing (for SHAD oh ing) — hinting at things to come invincible (in VIN suh bul) — not capable of being conquered maneuverability (muh NYUV uh ruh BIL uh tee) — the ability to make a military or naval movement easily nuclear (NYU klee ur) — providing atomic energy in a controlled, powerful way obsolete (OB suh LEET) — no longer modern or of its former usefulness stern (STURN) — the rear part of a ship turrets (TUR utz) — armored, revolving structures on warships on which one or more guns are mounted 31 index aircraft carriers 4, 11, 24, 27 airplanes (aircraft) 9, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27 Battle of Guadalcanal 25 Battle of Leyte Gulf 25 Battle of Midway 24 HMS Dreadnought 19 guns 4, 6, 14, 16, 18, 19 Korean War 28 Mitchell, General Billy 21 Pearl Harbor, HI 22 Persian Gulf 29 submarines 11 torpedoes 11, 18 turrets 16 USS Arizona 22 USS Missouri 14, 27, 29 World War I 21 World War II 4, 11, 27, 28 further reading Chant, Christopher.

Battleships. org about the author Lynn M. Stone is the author and photographer of many children’s books. Lynn is a former teacher who travels worldwide to pursue his varied interests.

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