The Battleship Book


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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.



The Battleship Builders Constructing And Arming British Capital Ships


The Battleship Builders Constructing And Arming British Capital Ships
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Author : Ian Buxton
language : en
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
Release Date : 2013-05-08

The Battleship Builders Constructing And Arming British Capital Ships written by Ian Buxton and has been published by Seaforth Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-05-08 with History categories.


The launch in 1606 of HMS Dreadnought, the worlds's first all-big-gun battleship, rendered all existing battle fleets obsolete, but at the same time it wiped out the Royal Navy's numerical advantage, so expensively maintained for decades. Already locked in the same arms race with Germany, Britain urgently needed to build an entirely new battle fleet of these larger, more complex and more costly vessels In this she succeeded spectacularly; in little over a decade fifty such ships were completed, almost exactly double that of what Germany achieved It was only made possible by the companyÍs vast industrial nexus of shipbuilders, engine manufacturers, armament fleets and specialist armour producers, whose contribution to the Grand Feet is too often ignored. This heroic achievement, and how it was done, is the subject of this book. It charts the rise of the large industrial conglomerates that were key to this success, looks at the reaction to fast-moving technical changes, and analyses the politics of funding this vast national effort, both before and beyond the Great War. It also attempts to assess the true cost- and value- of the Grand Fleet in terms of the resources consumed. And finally, by way of contrast, it describes the effects of the post-war recession, industrial contraction, and the very different responses to rearmament in the run up to the Second World War.



In The Shadow Of The Battleship


In The Shadow Of The Battleship
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Author : Richard Worth
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2020-07-27

In The Shadow Of The Battleship written by Richard Worth and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2020-07-27 with History categories.


Participating in almost every major sea battle in World War II, cruisers found themselves pressed into a myriad of roles. They escorted battle lines, guarded convoys, patrolled oceans--even acted as mini-battleships, going toe-to-toe with dreadnoughts three times their size. Their duties ranged from the tedious but necessary to the desperate and deadly, yet history has given them little attention. In the Shadow of the Battleship gives these ships their due, with essays to explain the lineage and quirks that made cruisers what they were--the cornerstone of maritime supremacy.



The World Of The Battleship The Design And Careers Of Capital Ships Of The World S Navies 1900 1950


The World Of The Battleship The Design And Careers Of Capital Ships Of The World S Navies 1900 1950
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Author : Bruce Taylor
language : en
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Release Date : 2018

The World Of The Battleship The Design And Careers Of Capital Ships Of The World S Navies 1900 1950 written by Bruce Taylor and has been published by US Naval Institute Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2018 with History categories.


Presents a global vision of the development of the world's battleships. Each chapter explains the origins of a ship, her importance as a national symbol, and her place in the fleet



The Battleship Holiday


The Battleship Holiday
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Author : Robert C. Stern
language : en
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Release Date : 2017

The Battleship Holiday written by Robert C. Stern and has been published by US Naval Institute Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017 with History categories.


Even as World War I was ending, the victorious great powers were already embarked on a potentially ruinous new naval arms race, competing to incorporate the wartime lessons and technology into ever-larger and costlier capital ships. This competition was curtailed by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, which effectively banned the construction of such ships for years to come, and mandated the scrapping of those under construction. This "holiday" was to have profound effects on design when battleship building was renewed in the 1930s, as later international agreements continued to restrict size and firepower. This book investigates the implications of these treaties on technical developments. An analysis of how well these modern ships stood the test of war concludes this intriguing and original contribution to the literature.



The Battleship Warspite


The Battleship Warspite
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Author : Ross Watton
language : en
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Release Date : 2002

The Battleship Warspite written by Ross Watton and has been published by US Naval Institute Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2002 with History categories.


Arguably one of the finest capital ship designs of all time, Warspite and her sister ships were the prototypes of the modern fast battleship, the ultimate development of the dreadnought type. Warspite's fighting career spanned two generations -- from the last great surface engagement between battle fleets at Jutland in 1916, to the dawn of the missile age (she was badly damaged by a guided bomb in 1942), with battle honours that also included Narvik, Matapan, and the D-Day landings. Book jacket.



The Battleship Fuso


The Battleship Fuso
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Author : Janusz Skulski
language : en
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
Release Date : 1998

The Battleship Fuso written by Janusz Skulski and has been published by Conway Maritime Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1998 with History categories.


One of the Conway Anatomy series, this is a study of the 1914 Japanese super-dreadnought battleship Fuso, accompanied by technical details and career notes. By the author and illustrator of Yamato and Takao.



The Battleship Era


The Battleship Era
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Author : Peter Padfield
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1975

The Battleship Era written by Peter Padfield and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1975 with Battleships categories.




The Battleship Bismarck Anatomy Of The Ship


The Battleship Bismarck Anatomy Of The Ship
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Author : Jack Brower
language : en
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
Release Date : 2013-09-09

The Battleship Bismarck Anatomy Of The Ship written by Jack Brower and has been published by Conway Maritime Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-09-09 with Battleships categories.


The titles in Conway's highly acclaimed 'Anatomy of the Ship' series are widely acknowledged as standard references in their field, providing accurate and comprehensive documentation of individual ships and classes. Selected titles are now available in a new paperback format, making the series accessible to a new generation of historians, scholars, enthusiasts and ship modelmakers. The Bismarck is probably the most famous warship in the world. The 45,000-ton German battleship was completed in early 1941 and went on to sink the 'Mighty Hood', pride of the Royal Navy, during one of the most sensational naval encounters ever. After a dramatic chase around the North Atlantic, involving many units of the Royal Navy, Bismarck was finally dispatched with gunfire and torpedoes on 27 May, less than five months after she was completed. Her wreck still lies where she sank, 4800m down and 960km off the west coast of France. In this superb book Bismarck gets the comprehensive 'Anatomy of the Ship' treatment, which includes a complete set of superbly executed line drawings with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details, photographs and a record of the ship’s service history. Complete with colour references on the book cover as well as large-scale plans on the interior flaps.



The Battleships Of The Iowa Class


The Battleships Of The Iowa Class
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Author : Philippe Caresse
language : en
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Release Date : 2019

The Battleships Of The Iowa Class written by Philippe Caresse and has been published by US Naval Institute Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019 with History categories.


The four battleships of the Iowa class, the crowning achievement of U.S. battleship construction, had exceptionally long careers and each in their way left a distinctive mark not only on the U.S. Navy but on naval history at large. Built as the ultimate American battleship and designed to engage the major units of the Japanese and German fleets, the vessels were commissioned in the closing stages of World War II, the beginning of half a century of service during which individual units saw action in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Lebanese Civil War and finally the Persian Gulf War. As such, these ships are symbolic of the primacy of U.S. seapower during the Cold War, and the preservation of all four members of this mighty class as museums is testament not only to their enduring fascination for successive generations of Americans, but also to the immense technical, financial, military, and political resources wielded by the United States during the second half of the twentieth century.