Warship 2015

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Author: John Jordan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844862968

Category: History

Page: 208

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Warship 2015 is devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery and much more to maintain the impressive standards of scholarship and research from the field of warship history. This 37th edition features the usual range of diverse articles including: The Battleships of the Patrie Class; Postwar Weapons in the Royal Navy; The Tragedy of the Submarine Mariotte, Known as the 'Toothbrush'; and Developments in Modern Carrier Aviation. Contributors to Warship 2015 include Michele Cosentino, Peter Marland, Hans Lengerer and Aidan Dodson.

The Kaiser’s Battlefleet

German Capital Ships 1871–1918

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Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473881560

Category: History

Page: 256

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The battleships of the Third Reich have been written about exhaustively, but there is little in English devoted to their predecessors of the Second Reich. This new book fills an important gap in the literature of the period by covering these German capital ships in detail and studying the full span of battleship development during this period. The book is arranged as a chronological narrative, with technical details, construction schedules and ultimate fates tabulated throughout, thus avoiding the sometimes disjointed structure that can result from a class-by-class approach. Heavily illustrated with line work and photographs, many from German sources, the book offers readers a fresh visual look at these ships, beyond the limited range of images available from UK sources. A key objective of the book is to make available a full synthesis of the published fruits of archival research by German writers found in the pre-WW2 books of Koop & Schmolke, Großmer’s on the construction programme of the dreadnaught era, Forstmeier & Breyer on WW1 projects, and Schenk & Nottelmann’s papers in Warship International. As well as providing data not available in English-language books, these sources correct significant errors in the ‘standard’ English sources. This entirely fresh study will appeal to historians of WWI German naval developments as well as to enthusiasts and model makers.

HMS Cavalier Destroyer 1944

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Author: Richard Johnstone-Bryden

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848322267

Category: History

Page: 128

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HMS Cavalier is a 'C'-Class destroyer, one of 96 War Emergency Programme destroyers that were ordered between 1940 and 1942. She saw action on convoy duty off Russia, and later, in 1945, was sent to the Far East where she provided naval gunfire support during the battle of Surabaya. She continued with the British Pacific Fleet until May 1946. Now designated as a war memorial to the 142 RN destroyers and 11,000 men lost during WWII, she is on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard. As is the case for many museum ships there is a surprising shortage of informative and well illustrated guides, for reference during a visit or for research by enthusiasts - ship modellers, naval buffs, historians or students. This book, in the Seaforth Historic Ship series, redresses the gap. Containing more than 200 specially commissioned photographs, the book takes the reader on a superbly illustrated tour of the ship, from bow to stern and deck by deck. Significant parts of the vessel Ð for example, the gun turrets and engine rooms Ð are given detailed coverage both in words and pictures, so that the reader has at hand the most complete visual record and explanation of the ship that exists. In addition, the importance of the ship, both in her own time and now as a museum vessel, is explained. No other book offers such superb visual impact nor brings the ship so vividly to life.

British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817-1863

Design, Construction, Careers and Fates

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Author: Rif Winfield

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473849624

Category: History

Page: 414

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The publication of this book sees the completion of a monumental work listing the technical details and career histories of every significant British warship between 1603 and 1863. Following three earlier volumes, this one carries forward the story from the post-Napoleonic War reorganisation of the Royal Navy's rating system to the end of sail as the principal mode of propulsion. ??Although apparently well documented, this is a period of great complexity in the procurement and naval architecture of ships. The introduction of steam radically altered the design of vessels under construction and was later retro-fitted to others, while many 'names' lived a ghostly existence on the Navy List: ships ordered but not started, and in some cases having their intended draughts altered more than once before being cancelled entirely.??This book meticulously sorts out and clarifies these confusions _ a major contribution in itself _ but for the first time it also provides outline service histories for an era that is largely neglected. Like its companion volumes, the book is organised by Rate, classification and class, with significant technical and building data, followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. ??With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era and the formative years of the steam navy that supplanted it.

Graf Zeppelin: der einzige deutsche Flugzeugträger

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Author: Jürgen Prommersberger

Publisher: Jürgen Prommersberger

ISBN: 8822836391

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Der Flugzeugträger Graf Zeppelin war ein Schiff der deutschen Kriegsmarine, das unvollendet blieb. Als Typschiff der Graf Zeppelin-Klasse war es der bis heute einzige deutsche Flugzeugträger. Der Stapellauf fand am 8. Dezember 1938 statt. Der weitere Ausbau des Schiffes wurde ab September 1939 zugunsten des U-Bootbaues zunächst verlangsamt und im Juni 1940 gestoppt. Im Jahr 1942 wurden die Arbeiten allerdings wieder aufgenommen, bis Hitlers Befehl vom Januar 1943, sämtliche großen Kriegsschiffe außer Dienst zu stellen den endgültigen Baustopp auslöste. Dieses Buch beschreibt den Bau dieses deutschen Großkampfschiffs in vielen Details und Bildern. Selbst Aufnahmen des Schiffsinneren während des Ausbaus am Ausrüstungskai fehlen dabei nicht.

The Ship That Held Up Wall Street

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Author: Warren Curtis Riess

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623491886

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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In January 1982, archaeologists conducting a pre-construction excavation at 175 Water Street in Lower Manhattan found the remains of an eighteenth-century ship. Uncertain of what they had found or what its value might be, they called in two nautical archaeologists—Warren Riess and Sheli Smith—to direct the excavation and analysis of the ship’s remains. As it turned out, the mystery ship’s age and type meant that its careful study would help answer some important questions about the commerce and transportation of an earlier era of American history. The Ship that Held Up Wall Street tells the whole story of the discovery, excavation, and study of what came to be called the “Ronson ship site,” named for the site’s developer, Howard Ronson. Entombed for more than two hundred years, the Princess Carolina proved to be the first major discovery of a colonial merchant ship. Years of arduous analytical work have led to critical breakthroughs revealing how the ship was designed and constructed, its probable identity as a vessel built in Charleston, South Carolina, its history as a merchant ship, and why and how it came to be buried in Manhattan.

Give Me a Fast Ship

The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea

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Author: Tim McGrath

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101591579

Category: History

Page: 560

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Five ships against hundreds—the fledgling American Navy versus the greatest naval force the world had ever seen… America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England’s King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy. The idea was mad. The Royal Navy was the mightiest floating arsenal in history, with a seemingly endless supply of vessels. More than a hundred of these were massive “ships of the line,” bristling with up to a hundred high-powered cannon that could level a city. The British were confident that His Majesty’s warships would quickly bring the rebellious colonials to their knees. They were wrong. Beginning with five converted merchantmen, America’s sailors became formidable warriors, matching their wits, skills, and courage against the best of the British fleet. Victories off American shores gave the patriots hope—victories led by captains such as John Barry, the fiery Irish-born giant; fearless Nicholas Biddle, who stared down an armed mutineer; and James Nicholson, the underachiever who finally redeemed himself with an inspiring display of coolness and bravery. Meanwhile, along the British coastline, daring raids by handsome, cocksure John Paul Jones and the “Dunkirk Pirate,” Gustavus Conyngham—who was captured and sentenced to hang but tunneled under his cell and escaped to fight again—sent fear throughout England. The adventures of these men and others on both sides of the struggle rival anything from Horatio Hornblower or Lucky Jack Aubrey. In the end, these rebel sailors, from the quarterdeck to the forecastle, contributed greatly to American independence. Meticulously researched and masterfully told, Give Me a Fast Ship is a rousing, epic tale of war on the high seas—and the definitive history of the American Navy during the Revolutionary War. INCLUDES NINE MAPS AND SIXTEEN PAGES OF FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS

The 100-Gun Ship Victory

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Author: John McKay

Publisher: Conway

ISBN: 9780851777986

Category: Sailing ships

Page: 119

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Forever associated with Nelson's last battle, HMS Victory is one of the most famous ships of all time, and is now preserved at a museum in Portsmouth. This book presents a full description of the ship and her position in the development of the First Rate.

Dreadnought

The Ship that Changed the World

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Author: Roger Parkinson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780768265

Category: History

Page: 304

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The years before World War I were the 'Age of the Dreadnought'. The monumental battleship design, first introduced by Admiral Fisher to the Royal Navy in 1906, was quickly adopted around the world and led to a new era of maritime warfare. In this book, Roger Parkinson provides a re-writing of the naval history of Britain and the other leading naval powers - Germany, America and Japan - from the 1880s to the early years of World War I. He shows how the dreadnought enabled the Royal Navy to develop from being primarily the navy of the 'Pax Britannica' in the Victorian era to being a war-ready fighting force in the early years of the twentieth century. The ensuing era of intensifying naval competition rapidly became a full-blooded naval arms race, leading to the development of super-dreadnoughts and escalating tensions between the European powers. Providing a truly international perspective on the dreadnought phenomenon, this book will be essential reading for all naval history enthusiasts and anyone interested in World War I.

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-of-war, 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources

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Author: John H. Harland

Publisher: London [England] : Conway Maritime

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sailing ships

Page: 320

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Describes the proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world. In order to explain even the most complex evolution clearly, over 350 line drawings were specially commissioned. Every aspect of handling a man-of-war is detailed and illustrated from original sources.

Anatomy of the Ship: Captain Cook's Endeavor

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Author: Karl Heinz Marquardt

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: 9781844862306

Category: History

Page: 136

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Made famous by Captain Cook's first Pacific voyage, the Endeavor was chosen by the Admiralty for her strong construction and converted for the journey. Take a close-up look at the ship through a complete set of superbly executed line drawings and photos, including more than 300 perspective and three-view images with in-depth descriptive keys, and a large-scale plan on the cover flaps.

The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World

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Author: Lincoln Paine

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393579

Category: History

Page: 300

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A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.

Ich bin bei dir

366 Liebesbriefe von Jesus.

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Author: Sarah Young

Publisher: Gerth Medien

ISBN: 3961222304

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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In diesem intensiven Andachtsbuch finden Sie Worte aus Jesu Perspektive. Worte, die Trost, Hoffnung und Ermutigung schenken. Worte, die uns immer wieder spüren lassen, dass ER bei uns ist und wir bei ihm geborgen sind. Vielleicht brauchen Sie gerade die ermutigende Gewissheit, dass Gott auch in schweren Zeiten zugegen ist. Oder Sie haben das Gefühl, dass Ihre Gebete nicht erhört werden. In welcher Situation auch immer Sie sich gerade befinden: Diese 366 Andachten für jeden Tag des Jahres bringen Sie näher zu Gott. Jedes Kapitel schließt mit der Angabe der Bibelstellen, die zur Andacht inspirierten.