British Destroyers 1939 45

British Destroyers 1939   45 Author Angus Konstam
ISBN-10 9781472816375
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 48
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The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers. Some of these were veterans of World War I, fit only for escort duties. Most though, had been built during the inter-war period, and were regarded as both reliable and versatile. Danger though lurked across the seas as new destroyers being built in Germany, Italy and Japan were larger and better armoured. So, until the new, larger Tribal-class destroyers could enter service, these vessels would have to hold the line. Used mainly to hunt submarines, protect convoys from aerial attack, and take out other destroyers, these ships served across the globe during the war. This fully illustrated study is the first in a two-part series on the real workhorses of the wartime Royal Navy, focusing on how these ageing ships took on the formidable navies of the Axis powers.



British Heavy Cruisers 1939 45

British Heavy Cruisers 1939   45 Author Angus Konstam
ISBN-10 9781849086851
Release 2012-05-20
Pages 48
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The idea of a heavy cruiser emerged in the aftermath of World War I, and was closely linked to the limits set by the inter-war Washington Naval Treaty. The pre-World War I concept of armoured cruisers had been abandoned, but in their stead the Admiralty saw a place for powerful cruisers, able to patrol the sea lanes of the British Empire, and which were well-armed enough that they could destroy enemy commerce cruisers. The result was a group of British warships, known as the 'Washington Treaty Cruisers', that did everything the Admiralty wanted, but which conformed to the limits imposed by the treaty. These impressive cruisers were high-sided, spacious and stately Â? perfect peacetime ambassadors for British power. In war they also packed a considerable punch. During World War II the Royal Navy's thirteen heavy cruisers saw service in every theatre of the war, whether facing the Bismarck in the North Atlantic or enduring kamikaze attacks in the Pacific.



British Destroyers 1892 1918

British Destroyers 1892   1918 Author Jim Crossley
ISBN-10 9781849081191
Release 2012-02-20
Pages 48
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This book recounts the history of the first destroyers of the Royal Navy, which revolutionized the way war was fought at sea with new armaments and a great improvement on earlier designs. Moreover, between 1892, when the first destroyers were laid down, and 1918, destroyers evolved radically from 27-knot, 250-ton ships into 35-knot, 1,530-ton ships. All these ships were involved in some form during World War I; the smaller, original destroyers in an auxiliary support role and the newer, larger destroyers at some of the greatest sea battles of the war. This account highlights the role the destroyers played in the North Sea during the crucial battles to control the Heliogoland Bight, as well as the major fleet action at the battle of Jutland in 1916. Complete with a detailed description of the technical evolution of each class of destroyer from the 27-knotters to the Tribal and Marksman classes, Jim Crossley offers a complete overview of the vessels that helped to maintain Britain's naval supremacy.



British Artillery 1914 19

British Artillery 1914 19 Author Dale Clarke
ISBN-10 9781780967936
Release 2012-05-20
Pages 48
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World War I is often deemed to have been 'a war of artillery', and British heavy artillery played a vital part in destroying the German trenches and providing invaluable cover for advancing troops on the Western Front. This book details the huge guns of the Royal Garrison Artillery, including the 6-in. siege gun and howitzer, the 8-in. howitzer, the 12-in. railway and siege howitzer and the infamous 9.2-in breech-loading siege howitzer. Camouflage and enemy battery locations and transport are covered, as well as tactics used and how the guns were developed and manned.



German Light Cruisers 1939 45

German Light Cruisers 1939   45 Author Gordon Williamson
ISBN-10 9781780966663
Release 2012-04-20
Pages 48
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The German Navy of World War II was small in number, but contained some of the most technologically advanced capital ships in the world. This meant that although the Kriegsmarine never felt capable of encountering the might of the British Navy in a fleet action, her ships were individually more than a match for the outdated vessels of the Royal Navy. Nowhere was this more the case than in Germany's fleet of light cruisers. There were only six vessels in this fleet: the Emden, Leipzig, Köln, Königsberg, Karlsruhe and Nurnberg. This book describes their design, development and varied operational history throughout the course of the Second World War.



German Heavy Cruisers 1939 45

German Heavy Cruisers 1939   45 Author Gordon Williamson
ISBN-10 9781780966656
Release 2012-04-20
Pages 48
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The development of this excellent and successful class of warship only became possible after the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935 eased restrictions on the types of ship Germany could build; even then only five of the class were permitted: the Admiral Hipper, the Blücher, the Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the Lützow. These Cruisers were designed for Atlantic operations and had eight 8 inch guns, 12 10.5 cm heavy anti-aircraft guns and 17 smaller calibre anti aircraft guns as well as twelve torpedo tubes and their own compliment of up to six aircraft. This title covers the design, development and operational history of the Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper class.



German Pocket Battleships 1939 45

German Pocket Battleships 1939   45 Author Gordon Williamson
ISBN-10 9781780966649
Release 2012-04-20
Pages 48
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After the end of World War I, the German Navy came up with the concept of the Panzerschiffe, or Pocket Battleship, as a method of circumventing treaty limitations on the size and types of ship Germany was permitted to build. New, more modern production methods, where welded construction prevailed over the older riveting process, were combined with the development of modern engines capable of fast speeds and a very powerful armament, far superior to that on any enemy Cruisers. This book covers these three sister ships, the 'Deutschland', the 'Admiral Graf Spee' and the 'Admiral Scheer', which formed the core of the Kriegsmarine's fighting power at the start of World War II.



Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939 45

Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939 45 Author David Fletcher
ISBN-10 9781780967974
Release 2012-05-20
Pages 48
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The Covenanter (which never saw active service) and Crusader Cruiser tanks were developed between 1939 and 1940. The Crusader first saw action in the North African desert in June 1941: its speed and sleek design made it a hard target to hit, and the tank was well-respected by the Afrikakorps for its velocity in combat. But its hurried development prior to World War II also made it prone to mechanical failure. This book examines the Covenanter and the many variants of the Crusader tank, detailing the designs, developments and disappointments of these infamous World War II tanks.



German Destroyers 1939 45

German Destroyers 1939   45 Author Gordon Williamson
ISBN-10 9781780966212
Release 2012-04-20
Pages 48
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The German destroyer fleet of World War II consisted of nine classes: the Diether Von Roeder Class, the Leberecht Maas Class and the wartime classes Z23, Z35, Z37, Z40, Z43, Z46 and Z52. These vessels, though fewer in number than the British destroyer fleet, tended to be much bigger and more powerful than their allied counterparts. They served their country well in operations in the Channel, North Sea, the Far North and in the rescue of civilians from East Prussia during the final days of the war. This title describes their design, development and operational use from the fjords of Narvik to the final days of the war.



British Submarines 1939 45

British Submarines 1939   45 Author Innes McCartney
ISBN-10 9781472800343
Release 2013-01-20
Pages 48
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The submarine was the invisible but formidable weapon of the Royal Navy during World War II. This book examines the three major classes – 'S', 'T' and 'U' – detailing their design, development and modification. The major submarine engagements of the war are recounted, including the Norwegian campaign, the battle of Malta in March 1942, Operation Pedestal, and many other engagements in all theatres between the British subs, German U-Boats and Japanese subs. Using many previously unpublished sources and his own extensive underwater explorations, Innes McCartney gives a highly detailed account of the British submarine.



Ships Monthly

Ships Monthly Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058894638
Release 2004
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Ships Monthly has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ships Monthly also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ships Monthly book for free.



German Light Cruisers 1939 45

German Light Cruisers 1939   45 Author Gordon Williamson
ISBN-10 9781780966663
Release 2012-04-20
Pages 48
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The German Navy of World War II was small in number, but contained some of the most technologically advanced capital ships in the world. This meant that although the Kriegsmarine never felt capable of encountering the might of the British Navy in a fleet action, her ships were individually more than a match for the outdated vessels of the Royal Navy. Nowhere was this more the case than in Germany's fleet of light cruisers. There were only six vessels in this fleet: the Emden, Leipzig, Köln, Königsberg, Karlsruhe and Nurnberg. This book describes their design, development and varied operational history throughout the course of the Second World War.



The New International Year Book

The New International Year Book Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068309254
Release 1946
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The New International Year Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New International Year Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New International Year Book book for free.



The Naval Defence of India

The Naval Defence of India Author Keshav Balkrishna Vaidya
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B72063
Release 1949
Pages 248
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The Naval Defence of India has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Naval Defence of India also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Naval Defence of India book for free.



British battleships of World War Two

British battleships of World War Two Author Alan Raven
ISBN-10 UOM:39015015408266
Release 1976-01-01
Pages 436
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Details the design, construction, weaponry, equipment, and service records of British battleships of the Second World War, furnishing technical information on ships damaged and lost



The postwar naval revolution

The postwar naval revolution Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 0870219529
Release 1986-03-01
Pages 240
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The postwar naval revolution has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The postwar naval revolution also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The postwar naval revolution book for free.



Nelson to Vanguard

Nelson to Vanguard Author David K. Brown
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050124703
Release 2000
Pages 224
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In this third and final volume in his series on British warship development, David Brown brings an account of the Royal Navy's response to the restrictions placed on it by the Washington Naval Treaties in the inter-war years, and the construction of the fleet with which the Navy fought the Second World War. He focusses on the principal pre-war developments such as the first purpose-built aircraft carriers and the growing perception of the threat of air attack to warships. All the wartime construction programmes are covered, such as the massive expansion in escort ships to counter the U-boat menace, and the development of the amphibious warfare fleet for the D-Day landings in 1944. Full analysis is also provided of the experience of wartime damage, as well as the once top secret pre- and post-war damage trials.