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"The Good Shepherd"
The USS Petitt DE-253 leaves New York for convoy duty in the Atlantic.

The destroyer escort shipbuilding program during World War Two resulted in 563 ships launched between 1942 and 1945. Most saw duty as convoy escorts in the Atlantic. Some formed into hunter/ killer teams with escort carriers to battle Nazi U-boats, and still others were transferred to the Royal Navy to help it patrol the Atlantic. In the Pacific the destroyer escorts shepherded convoys, served on the radar picket line at Okinawa, and hunted submarines. One ship, the USS England, sank six Japanese submarines in one twelve day period.

Edition 300 S/N
Size 10.5" x 15"
Price $49

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