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Us Standard Type Battleships 1941 45 1


Us Standard Type Battleships 1941 45 1
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Author : Mark Stille
language : en
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2015-03-20

Us Standard Type Battleships 1941 45 1 written by Mark Stille and has been published by Bloomsbury Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-03-20 with History categories.


Written by US Navy expert Mark Stille, this book offers a unique insight into the Standard-type classes of US battleships. It provides a detailed investigation into the histories of each of the warships in the Standard-type battleship classes, the first three of which, the Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, formed the US Navy's main force in the inter-war period. The Standard-types reflected a new design philosophy: by designing each class to meet common standards of maneuvrability and handling, vessels of different classes could operate as a single tactical unit without being limited by the performance of the slowest and least maneuvrable ship. At the time of their construction, these ships incorporated the latest design features such as triple gun turrets. Although they were rendered increasingly obsolete by evolving naval doctrines and the ascendance of the fast battleship, they served with distinction throughout World War II. This study combines analysis of design features and an absorbing narrative of operational histories to offer a comprehensive picture of the Standard-type battleships, from the brutal destruction of the USS Arizona to the triumphant occupation of Japan.



Battleships Of The United States Navy


Battleships Of The United States Navy
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Author : Michael Green
language : en
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date : 2014-09-30

Battleships Of The United States Navy written by Michael Green and has been published by Pen and Sword this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-09-30 with History categories.


This pictorial history of US battleships illustrates the power, versatility, and many combat operations of this naval stalwart across the 20th century. Between 1895 and 1944, the US Navy commissioned some 60 steel-clad battleships; from the USS Indiana (BB-1) to the USS Missouri (BB-63). After an impressive showing in the Spanish-American War and the Great White Fleet's circumnavigation of the world, US battleships played only a minor role in the First World War. They came into their own in World War II, bombarding enemy-held coastal regions, facing off against their Japanese counterparts, and providing essential protection of aircraft carriers. Their armor, at nearly a foot and a half thick, saved many lives in the face of suicidal kamikaze pilots. After World War II, battleships were relegated to war reserve status, but their conversion to platforms for cruise missiles gave them a vital new role. The last US battleship retired in 1992, having served in Korean, Vietnam, and Iraq. Combining rare wartime photographs and authoritative text by military expert Michael Green, Battleships of the United States Navy gives the expert and layman a detailed overview of one of the greatest weapon systems in military history.



Us Navy Battleships 1895 1908


Us Navy Battleships 1895 1908
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Author : Brian Lane Herder
language : en
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2020-09-17

Us Navy Battleships 1895 1908 written by Brian Lane Herder and has been published by Bloomsbury Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2020-09-17 with History categories.


The last predreadnought battleships of the US Navy were critical to the technological development of US battleships, and they were the first tool of international hard power wielded by the United States, a nation which would eventually become the world's dominant political and military power of the 20th century. These battleships were the stars of the 1907–09 Great White Fleet circumnavigation, in which the emerging power and reach of the US Navy was displayed around the world. They also took part in the bombardment and landings at Veracruz, some served as convoy escorts in World War I, and the last two were transferred to the Hellenic Navy and were sunk during World War II. This book examines the design, history, and technical qualities of the final six classes of US predreadnought battleships, all of which were involved in the circumnavigation of the Great White Fleet. These classes progressively closed the quality gap with European navies – the Connecticuts were the finest predreadnought battleships ever built – and this book also compares and contrasts US predreadnought battleships to their foreign contemporaries. Packed with illustrations and specially commissioned artwork, this is an essential guide to the development of US Navy Battleships at the turn of the twentieth century.



The Battleship Book


The Battleship Book
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Author : Robert M. Farley
language : en
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Release Date : 2015-12-17

The Battleship Book written by Robert M. Farley and has been published by Wildside Press LLC this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-12-17 with History categories.


From the moment when the launching of HMS Dreadnought made every capital ship in the world obsolete overnight, we have been fascinated with these powerful surface combatants. Here Robert M. Farley looks at the history and folklore that makes these ships enduring symbols of national power—and sometimes national futility. From Arizona to Yamato, here are more than sixty lavishly illustrated accounts of battleships from the most well-known to the most unusual, including at least one ship from every nation that ever owned a modern battleship. Separate essays and sidebars look at events and lore that greatly affected battleships.



Us Standard Type Battleships 1941 45 2


Us Standard Type Battleships 1941 45 2
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Author : Mark Stille
language : en
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2015-12-20

Us Standard Type Battleships 1941 45 2 written by Mark Stille and has been published by Bloomsbury Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-12-20 with History categories.


This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II – ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the design history and features of the Tennessee, Colorado and the unfinished South Dakota and Lexington classes, whilst providing an operational history of the former two. Written by a leading expert on the US Navy in World War II and augmented by contemporary photographs and specially commissioned illustrations, this is the other half of the story of the US Standard-type battleships – from the terrible damage they sustained at Pearl Harbor to their support of the war-winning landings of the US Marine Corps and US Army.



Battleships


Battleships
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Author : Ingo Bauernfeind
language : en
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Release Date : 2018-12-19

Battleships written by Ingo Bauernfeind and has been published by Casemate Publishers this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2018-12-19 with History categories.


A journey into the golden age of naval history, when these floating powerhouses ruled the waves. The battleship was the ultimate embodiment of naval power during the latter stages of the British Empire, with the Royal Navy the first to build the dreadnought battleship in 1906. The new design, with a uniform main battery and steam turbines making it faster and more accurate than ever before, sparked a race with the German navy that culminated in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, the only fleet-to-fleet naval battle during the First World War. With major losses on both sides, and several treaties during the interwar years banning the construction of new battleships, a new generation emerged only in the Second World War, with Japan secretly creating Yamato and Musashi, two of the most powerful battleships ever built. World War II saw the zenith of the battleship, with many pivotal battles such as that of Denmark Strait, during which the iconic battleship HMS Hood was sunk; the second battle of Guadalcanal; and the Battle of Leyte Gulf—to name but a few. The Germans, the Japanese, the Royal Navy, and the US Navy were locked in a titanic struggle across vast distances, in which battleships, for a time, played a decisive role, until the development of new aircraft carriers and the growing use of torpedoes began to make them obsolete. Since the 1990s, no battleship has seen active service. This accessible short history gives an expert overview of the history of the battleship, looking at its origins, the role played by battleships in both World Wars, famous ships and their stories, and the weaponry and technology they employed.



Battleships Wwii Evolution Of The Big Guns


Battleships Wwii Evolution Of The Big Guns
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Author : Philip Kaplan
language : en
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date : 2015-06-15

Battleships Wwii Evolution Of The Big Guns written by Philip Kaplan and has been published by Pen and Sword this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-06-15 with History categories.


A pictorial history of American, Japanese, German, and British battleships in World War II. Beginning with a pictorial essay on battleship construction in the 1930s and 1940s, this book looks at the various design facets of the last great capital ships of the world’s navies. Kaplan offers us a glimpse into those massive American and German navy yards and construction facilities that were put to use during this time, acquainting us with the arenas in which these final examples of battleship technology were laid down, built up, launched, fitted out, commissioned and taken out to sea. The book roots itself in a period of monumental change within the history of contemporary warfare. With the baton being passed from the battleship community to that of the aircraft carrier, the iconic battleship was gradually superseded by a new and even more threatening weapons system. It was destined to be consigned to the history books, whilst newer, slicker and more efficient fighting machines took precedence. This publication serves as a tribute to a lost legend of naval warfare. There is a look at some of modern history’s most significant battleships, relaying their thrilling stories, defining characteristics and eventual fates. Ships featured include Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Warspite, Tirpitz and Yamato. The book is completed with ‘Fast and Last,’ a visit on board the four final examples of battleship technology and design, the last serving battleships USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Wisconsin, and USS Missouri. Their Second World War careers are recounted, as are the qualities that made them special. Praise for Battleships: WWII Evolution of the Big Guns “The author does an excellent job providing insight into the design and building of particular battleship classes. . . . The pictures of battleships that grace this book are one of its chief strengths. . . . this volume provides new information, insights, and images that even some well- read “experts” might find enlightening.” —Naval Historical Foundation



Us Navy Battleships 1886 98


Us Navy Battleships 1886 98
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Author : Brian Lane Herder
language : en
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2019-06-27

Us Navy Battleships 1886 98 written by Brian Lane Herder and has been published by Bloomsbury Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019-06-27 with History categories.


After the American Civil War, the US Navy had been allowed to decay into complete insignificance, yet the commissioning of the modern Brazilian battleship Riachuelo and poor performance against the contemporary Spanish fleet, forced the US out of its isolationist posture towards battleships. The first true US battleships began with the experimental Maine and Texas, followed by the three-ship Indiana class, and the Iowa class, which incorporated lessons from the previous ships. These initial ships set the enduring US battleship standard of being heavily armed and armoured at the expense of speed. This fully illustrated study examines these first six US battleships, a story of political compromises, clean sheet designs, operational experience, and experimental improvements. These ships directly inspired the creation of an embryonic American military-industrial complex, enabled a permanent outward-looking shift in American foreign policy and laid the foundations of the modern US Navy.



Battleships The First Big Guns


Battleships The First Big Guns
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Author : Philip Kaplan
language : en
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date : 2014-04-15

Battleships The First Big Guns written by Philip Kaplan and has been published by Pen and Sword this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-04-15 with History categories.


This new addition to the Images of War series takes as its focus the early Big Gun battleships that saw development and deployment during the First World War. Iconic ships such as HMS Warspite and Malaya feature amidst this pictorial history that is sure to appeal to fans of the series, and naval enthusiasts in particular. ??Vessels featured include the battleship Royal Sovereign, the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle, the cruiser HMS Gloucester, the Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Barham and the Italian battleships Littorio, Cesare, Duillo, Vittorio Veneto, Conte di Cavour and Doria, amongst many others. British and international battleships feature side by side in a publication that offers a truly representative selection of the kind of vessels in action at this time.



The World S Most Powerful Battleships


The World S Most Powerful Battleships
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Author : David Ross
language : en
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date : 2016-12-15

The World S Most Powerful Battleships written by David Ross and has been published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016-12-15 with Juvenile Nonfiction categories.


The World’s Most Powerful Battleships features 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed and fought in the last 500 years. Beginning with King Henry VIII’s flagship, the book covers all the main periods of battleship development, including the great sail ships, steam-driven warships, and the great battleships of the two world wars. Each entry includes a brief description of the battleship’s development and history, a profile view, key features, and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Most Powerful Battleships is a colorful guide for the military historian and naval warfare enthusiast.