Destroyer Escorts of World War Two 
Warships Data Special
A Pictorial Histories Publication from The Floating Drydock
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Reviewed by Timothy Dike
This book was originally published in 1989, but includes plenty of timeless info that will give you a good reference on these mighty ships. 
The book includes plenty of history and data on each class of Destroyer Escort. Their U-boat fighting careers in the Atlantic are covered as are the Pacific Battles they fought in. 

There are nice line plan and profile drawings from Tom Walkowiak for each DE and some of the Transport versions. Paul Bender provides the color profiles for many of the ships. These are nicely rendered and give you a good idea as to the colors worn. Dave Shadell adds his knowledge of Camouflage in a special section of this book.

There are also plenty of photos in this book that show the many details of the various classes. Some of the photo's are a little faded, but most clearly show the details. I especially like the descriptive text and explanations of that the various weapons, radar's, and equipment is.

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This 7-3/4" x 10-1/4" soft book has 48 pages and is a great resource for anyone who is interested in these little ships. This book will come in handy if you are Planning on building one of the Pit-Road DE's or the New Trumpeter DE. At only $8.99 US it is a good value to the modeler and warship enthusiast alike. The plans and color profiles alone are worth the cost of the book.

Special thanks to Trident Hobbies for the review sample. Check out their website for other books in this series as well as a growing line of kits.