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British Destroyers 1892 1918

Author : Jim Crossley
ISBN : 9781780965017
Genre : History
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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.

Strategy And War Planning In The British Navy 1887 1918

Author : Shawn T. Grimes
ISBN : 9781843836988
Genre : History
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Overturns existing thinking to show that the Royal Navy engaged professionally in war planning in the years before the First World War.

British Battleships 1890 1905

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 9781472844569
Genre : History
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The term 'pre-dreadnought' was applied in retrospect, to describe the capital ships built during the decade and a half before the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906. At that moment these once great warships were rendered obsolete. However, until then, they were simply called 'battleships' and were unquestionably the most powerful warships of their day. These mighty warships represented the cutting edge of naval technology. The ugly ducklings of the ironclad era had been transformed into beautiful swans, albeit deadly ones. In Britain, this period was dominated by Sir William White, the Navy's Chief Constructor. Under his guidance the mastless battleships of the 1880s gave way to an altogether more elegant type of capital ship. The period of trial and error which marked the ironclad era ushered in a more scientific style of naval architecture. As a result, these battleships were among the most powerful warships in the world during the late Victorian era, and set a benchmark for the new battle fleets produced by navies such as Japan, Russia and the United States. Illustrated throughout with full-colour artwork, this fascinating study offers a detailed and definitive guide to the design, development and legacy of the Royal Navy's battleships at the turn of the 20th century as they paved the way for the coming of the Dreadnought.

Britain France And The Naval Arms Trade In The Baltic 1919 1939

Author : Donald J. Stoker
ISBN : 0714653195
Genre : History
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The strategy of the British and French prior to World War II was to preserve the status quo after the disaster of World War I. Donald Stoker's book examines British and French involvement from 1919 to 1939 in the creation and development of the naval forces of Poland, Finland and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This is an in-depth scholarly study of a subject that should appeal to students of international history, strategy, international relations and naval history in general.

From The Dreadnought To Scapa Flow

Author : Arthur J Marder
ISBN : 9781473841888
Genre : History
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The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that 'his naval history has a unique fascination. To unrivalled mastery of sources he adds a gift of simple narrative . . . He is beyond praise, as he is beyond cavil.' The five volumes were subtitled The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904–1919 and they are still, despite recent major contributions from Robert Massie and Andrew Gordan, regarded by many as the definitive history of naval events leading up to and including the Great War. This last volume describes the Royal Navy's final triumph. The convoy system brought rewards and the US Navy arrived in European waters. The striking 1918 raid on Zeebrugge was a big morale booster, and in November 1918 Beatty received the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. In June the following year the Germand scuttled their fleet at Scapa Flow and so came to an end a major era in naval history. A new introduction by Barry Gough, the distinguished Canadian maritime and naval historian, assesses the importance of Marder's work and anchors it firmly amongst the great naval narrative histories of this era. This new paperback edition will bring a truly great work to a new generation of historians and general readers.

British Battleships 1892 1957

Author : Randolph Pears
ISBN : UOM:39015006073285
Genre : Battleships
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The Singapore Naval Base And The Defence Of Britain S Eastern Empire 1919 1941

Author : Lord James Neidpath
ISBN : UOM:39015009301899
Genre : Great Britain
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Author : John Winton
ISBN : UOM:39015014194156
Genre : Admirals
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British Warship Losses In The Ironclad Era 1860 1919

Author : David Hepper
ISBN : UOM:39015064896791
Genre : History
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A chronological listing of all British naval vessels lost through accident or enemy action from 1860 to the end of the First World War, with full descriptions of the circumstances. A sequel to David Hepper's highly valuable British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, which is now the standard reference on the subject, this volume carries the coverage forward from the first ironclad to the end of the First World War. All losses down to the smallest vessels are included, whether caused by accident, stress of weather or enemy action, and full details of the circumstances are given, based on courts of enquiry, senior officers' reports and other primary source material. Many incidents in this volume have never previously been studied in any depth, including scores of sinkings during the First World War, so the book represents a real and substantial contribution to the subject. But it is more than a bald recitation of facts, with highly readable entries containing fascinating and little-known details. There is also a representative selection of photographs showing the variety of fates suffered by warships in this era. The organization is basically chronological, but there are full indexes by ship name, by commanding officer and by ship type, making thematic research that much easier. In summary, the book is an important new source of reference for the naval history of this period.

D Day 1944

Author : Theodore A. Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015032981246
Genre : History
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"Readers may be astonished at how much scholarly digging and the release of once-secret information have transformed the history of this campaign. At times it seems like a whole new war". -- New York Times Book Review.

Superior Force

Author : Geoffrey Miller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070644880
Genre : Great Britain
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The Royal Navy In The Mediterranean 1915 1918

Author : Navy Records Society (Great Britain)
ISBN : UOM:39015028799974
Genre : History
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This volume needs to be read in conjunction with NRS Volume 115 Policy and Operations in the Mediterranean, 1912-1914. The Mediterranean was a secondary theatre for the Royal Navy and the ships tended to be ageing and retired from fleet duty. France assumed the major responsibility, along with Italy but the Royal Navy retained a strong presence and performed vital functions. Most operations have attracted less attention than Jutland, the Falklands or the Battle of the Atlantic but Gibraltar and Malta remained important bases, the Suez Canal had to be defended, there was a mine barrage in the Otranto Straits, and the Navy supported the Army at the Dardanelles, Salonika and in the Middle East, while there was latterly much convoy work. The sources include the main war history collection of Admiralty papers (The National Archive: PRO ADM 137) and the private papers of senior commanders such as Howard Kelly, Limpus and de Robeck.

The King S Ships Were At Sea

Author : James Goldrick
ISBN : UOM:39015010840992
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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Concise Catalogue Of Oil Paintings In The National Maritime Museum

Author : National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033073052
Genre : Art
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007343143
Genre : Naval architecture
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Intelligence Co Operation Between Poland And Great Britain During World War Ii

Author : Tessa Stirling
ISBN : IND:30000109209084
Genre : Espionage, British
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Joernaal Vir Eietydse Geskiedenis

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121647122
Genre : History, Modern
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British Vessels Lost At Sea 1914 18

Author : Great Britain. Admiralty
ISBN : NWU:35556009402108
Genre : Merchant marine
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The Journal Of Military History

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ISBN : WISC:89058357104
Genre : Electronic journals
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Includes scholarly articles and book reviews on topics in military history.

British Warship Names

Author : Thomas Davys Manning
ISBN : UOM:39015005203909
Genre : Warships
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