Book Review: US Seventh Fleet, Vietnam 1964-75: American Naval Power in Southeast Asia | Model Shipwrights

Bill Cross reviews Osprey's new title on the US Seventh Fleet off Vietnam during that war.

This is partial text from the full article (usually with photos) at

Interesting. I do not know much about our Naval operations around Vietnam other than the carrier airstrikes, some bombarding of shore targets by battleships, and the brown water Navy. Although a ship a friend later served on did knock down a MiG with a Taos missile.

Without reading it, I’m pretty sure I can agree that I would like to know more about the combat and effectiveness of the surface forces. Well done, Bill.

Thanks, Fred, the book has many good qualities, but I’m not sure it works for a modeling community like ours.