Eighth Wasp-Class Assault Ship Named for Site of WWII Raid

November 2003
Sea Power;Nov2003, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p37
Reports on the creation of Makin Island battleship by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Association of the battleship's name with the August 1942 raid by Marine Corps special operations forces in the Gilbert Islands; Information on the historical account of the August 1942 raid in the islands; Structural design of the battleship.


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