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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) — guided missile-carrying warships, the modern versions being slightly larger than, but similar to, guided missile destroyers depth charges (DEPTH CHARJ uz) — undersea explosives commonly dropped by destroyers in attempts to sink submarines during World War II frigates (FRIG utz) — surface warships, smaller than cruisers and destroyers, armed with guided missiles hull (HUL) — the sides, bottom, and deck of a ship; the main, enclosing body kamikaze (KAH muh KAH zee) — Japanese pilots who crashed their warplanes into American ships in 1944 and 1945 30 mines (MYNZ) — explosive devices generally planted on or near the ocean surface and triggered when struck by a ship radar (RAY DAR) — a system based on sound echoes to detect the presence of distant flying objects sonar (SOH NAR) — a system based on sound echoes to detect the presence of undersea objects stealth (STELTH) — the name given to both ships and aircraft that have certain features that make them difficult to be detected by radar superstructures (SOO pur STRUK churz) — the major structures built onto and rising above a ship’s upper deck survivability (sur VYV uh BIL uh tee) — the ability to survive; in the case of a ship, to stay afloat and operational U-boat (YEW BOT) — the English term for the German word Unterseeboote, meaning undersea boat or submarine 31 index Aegis Integrated Weapons System 17 Arleigh Burke class 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 28 Cold War 11, 26 cruisers 7, 9 depth charges 22 Fletcher class 20 frigate 7 missiles 4, 15, 17, 29 Korean War 26 Spruance class 9, 11 submarines 4 superstructure 11 torpedo boat 18 torpedoes 18, 20 USS Bainbridge 18 Vertical Launching System 17, 29 weapons 7, 14 World War I 19 World War II 20-25 further reading Green, Michael and Gladys.

Destroyers. htm 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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