Little Ship, Big War – paperback – By Edward P. Stafford








“LITTLE SHIP BIG WAR” The Saga of DE-343 By Edward P. Stafford. The true story of the destroyer escort USS Abercrombie (DE-343) in World War II. The author Commander Edward P. Stafford was a lieutenant and later the executive officer aboard the little DE. Here is the story of Abercrombie from the time her keel was laid in Orange, Texas, until her decommissioning after the war, in San Francisco, California. The ship saw action in the Pacific during World War II, fighting the Japanese from the Battle of the Philippine Sea to the signing of the peace treaty in Japan in 1945. Abercrombie did it all; attacking and sinking Japanese submarines, picking up downed pilots, riding out a terrible typhoon and battling the dreaded Japanese kamikazes suicide pilots off the island of Okinawa. The importance of destroyer escorts has been largely overlooked by naval historians, who seem to concentrate on the more glamorous battleships and carriers of World War II. But here, Stafford chronicles the epic history of his own USS Abercrombie—an excellent history of a DE from start to finish. Commander Stafford also wrote “The Big ‘E.” This is a Paperback edition. 336 pages, 11 black and white photographs, and an index.

Fair + + + Cond. – $12.95


Little Ship, Big War – hardback edition

Little Ship, Big War – paperback edition


Other books of interest:

AntiSubmarine Warrior in the Pacific

The Bedford Incident

Blood on the Sea

A Bloody War

Brave Ship, Brave Men

Destroyer Escorts of World War Two

Escort Commander

For Crew And Country

Find And Destroy

Little Ship, Big War

Pacific Odyssey

The Ship That Would Not Die

Sailors’ Journey Into War


Tales From A Tin Can

Tin Can Sailor

To The Marianas

Copyright | This site was designed and developed by