Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 296
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Book DescriptionThree generations of a distinguished naval family are profiled in this biography whose publication coincides with the commissioning of the USS Mustin (DDG-89), the U.S. Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer. The family's storyintertwines with the history of the U.S. Navy as it rose through the century to become the preeminent maritime player on the international stage. Key participants in many of the major naval milestones of the twentieth century, the Mustins dealt with tremendous technological and historical change, from the rise of the battleship and naval aviation to the introduction of missiles, nuclear submarines, and atomic weapons. Henry Mustin is acknowledged as one of the fathers of naval aviation. His son Lloyd followed a career in ordnance and gunnery, becoming proficient in small arms to nuclear weapons testing. Lloyd's son, Hank, was a key player in the restoration of the surface Navy in the 1970s and one of the first to execute the maritime...