Warship 2018

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Author: John Jordan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472830008

Category: History

Page: 208

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Warship 2018 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 40th edition features the usual range of diverse articles spanning the subject by an international array of expert authors.

The Battlecruiser Hood

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Author: John Roberts

Publisher: Conway

ISBN: 9781844862023

Category: History

Page: 128

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The destruction of the HMS Hood by the Bismarck in 1941 was one of the most shocking episodes in the history of the Royal Navy. Built during World War I, it was the largest, fastest and one of the most handsome capital ships in the world. This entry in the Anatomy of a Ship series, now in paperback, features a detailed description of every aspect of the beloved battlecruiser. In addition to analyzing the genesis of its design and its contemporary significance, this exceptional study features superb line drawings, technical details, and the Hood's full service history.

Tudor Warship Mary Rose

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Author: Douglas McElvogue

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844863166

Category: History

Page: 144

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The great warship the Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 1511 and served 34 years in Henry VIII's navy before catastrophically sinking in the Battle of the Solent on 19 July 1545. A fighting platform and sailing ship, she was the pride of the Tudor fleet. Yet her memory passed into undeserved oblivion – until the remains of this magnificent flagship were dramatically raised to the surface in 1982 after 437 years at the bottom of the Solent. Part of the bestselling Conway Anatomy of The Ship series, Tudor Warship Mary Rose provides the finest possible graphical representation of the Mary Rose. Illustrated with a complete set of scale drawings, this book contains technical plans as well as explanatory views, all with fully descriptive keys. Douglas McElvogue uses archaeological techniques to trace the development and eventful career of Henry VIII's gunship, while placing it in the context of longer-term advances in ship construction. This volume features: -The first full archaeological reconstruction of the Mary Rose, as she would have appeared when built and when she sank. -The concepts behind the building of the ship, along with consideration of the materials used and her fitting-out and manning. -The ship's ordnance, including muzzle loaders, breech loaders, firearms, bows,staff weapons, bladed weapons and fire pots. -Analysis of the contemporary descriptions of the Mary Rose's sailing characteristics and ship handling, whether general sailing, heavy weather sailing, anchoring, mooring, stemming the tide or riding out storms. -A service history of the Mary Rose examining the campaigns of the vessel: the battles she was involved in, when she held station in the Channel and the periods in which she was laid up.

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 Design and Construction of British Warships, 1939-1945

The Official Record

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Author: David K. Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval architecture

Page: 159

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At the end of World War II, the Director of Naval Construction set the various design teams within his department the task of recording their wartime efforts, in an attempt to benefit from the experiences of the War while memories were still fresh. Chapters were commissioned on all the types, from the largest fleet carriers to the humblest tugs and tankers. These relatively short summaries set out all the principal achievements, distilled the essential lessons of combat and pointed the way towards postwar improvements.

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.

Warrior to Dreadnought

Warship Design and Development 1860-1905

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Author: David K Brown

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1783830190

Category: History

Page: 224

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In the 50 years that separated Warrior from Dreadnought there occurred a revolution in warship design quite unparalleled in naval history; a period that began with the fully-rigged broadside ironclads and ended with the emergence of the great battleships and battlecruisers that were to fight in the First World War. The author explains how ninetheenth-century designers responded to developments in engine technology, armour protection and armament in their attempts to develop the best possible fighting ships. He details the development of more efficient engines that brought about the demise of the sailing warship, and the competition between armour and armament, with every increase in the power of guns stimulating the development of ever more sophisticated methods of protection. Importantly, he explains that the Victorian Royal Navy, far from being the reactionary body it is so often depicted as, was, in fact, at the forefront of technological change, for example in the employment of torpedoes and the development of countermeasures to them. Full accounts are given of the significant naval events and battles of the period, making the book a fine narrative history as well as a brilliant work of warship reference. D K BROWN was a distinguished naval architect who retired in 1988 as Deputy Chief Naval Architect of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. He published widely on the subject of warship design and built a reputation as a clear and brilliant commentator on the development of the ships of the Royal Navy. He died in 2008.

Cogs, Caravels and Galleons

The Sailing Ship 1000-1650

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Author: Robert Gardiner,Richard W. Unger

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785812654

Category: Caravels

Page: 188

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Cogs, Caravels and Galleons traces the development of seagoing vessels from the traditions of late antiquity to the all important emergence of the three-masted ship, undoubtedly the most significant innovation in the history of shipping before the steam engine. Without the three-masted ship the European age of exploration and expansion is almost inconceivable and there is no doubt that the subsequent evolution of the world would have been markedly different. In recent years much original research has been done in this field, based on both documentary sources and archaeology, but this is the first overall synthesis of the new material now available. The main chapters are devoted to the principal ship types, explaining the latest thinking on the characteristics of cogs, caravels, hulks and so forth that have caused scholarly debate for decades. There are also more general sections on essential background subjects like construction and guns and gunnery, as well as pertinent essays on the evidence - from documentary sources, contemporary illustrations and archaeology. All the contributors are the foremost experts in their fields, but in presenting the fruits of their research at an approachable level, Cogs, Caravels and Galleons is a pioneering work in this area of maritime history.

German Capital Ships of the Second World War

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Author: Siegfried Breyer,Miroslaw Skwiot

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 9781591143253

Category: History

Page: 432

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Few warship types have had as much written about them as the Kriegsmarine's capital ships, even though their battleships were so few in number. Recently a growing number of photographs of these ships, many from private albums and some that lay forgotten in obscure archives have been discovered, including many close-ups and onboard shots, of great value to model makers, and rare action photos taken during wartime. Essays on the technical background and design origins detail the full significance of this magnificent collection of photos.

French Destroyers

Torpilleurs d'Escadre and Contre-Torpilleurs,1922Ð1956

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Author: John Jourdan,Jean Moulin

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848323603

Category: History

Page: 296

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Between the wars the French produced some of the largest, and certainly the fastest, destroyers in the world. Known as Contre-Torpilleurs, these striking and innovatory super-destroyers form the core of this book, but the more conventional Torpilleurs d'Escadre are also covered. This history combines the technical and service material published in French-language monographs over the past two decades with the authors' own research from primary sources. The structure of the book follows that of the highly successful French Cruisers, with Part I devoted to the design of each of the classes built after 1922. The text is accompanied by detailed data tables and illustrated by a comprehensive set of specially-drawn plans and schemas based on official documents, as well as carefully-selected photographs from French naval sources and from private collections. Coverage runs down to the Le Hardi class, the last pre-war design.. Part II deals with the historical side, covering the eventful careers of these ships before, during and after the war. This section is illustrated by maps specially drawn for the book, and by contemporary photographs. Like its highly successful predecessors, French Battleships and French Cruisers, this beautifully presented book blends technical and historical analysis to produce what must become the standard English-language reference work.

The Sailing Frigate

A History in Ship Models

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Author: Robert Gardiner

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612519474

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and ranging from the mid seventeenth century to the present day. As such they represent a three-dimensional archive of unique importance and authority. Treated as historical evidence, they offer more detail than even the best plans, and demonstrate exactly what the ships looked like in a way that even the finest marine painter could not achieve. This book is the first of a series which will take selections of the best models to tell the story of specific ship types – in this case, the evolution of the cruising ship under sail. Each volume reproduces a large number of model photos, all in full colour, and including many close-up and detail views. These are captioned in depth, but many are also annotated to focus attention on interesting or unusual features. Although pictorial in emphasis, the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history. While the series will be of particular interest to ship modellers, all those with an interest in ship design and development will attracted to the in-depth analysis of these beautifully presented books.

The Frigate Diana

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Author: David White

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: 9780851779676

Category: History

Page: 120

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The Anatomy of the Ship series provides documentation of individual ships and ship types, accompanied by line drawings with descriptive keys, technical details and a record of the ship's service history. The frigate Diana, built in 1793, is typical of many that fought in the Napoleonic Wars.

Destroyer

An Anthology of First-hand Accounts of the War at Sea, 1939-1945

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Author: Ian Hawkins

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 416

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In this title, Ian Hawkins draws together numerous stories from those men who served on the B- and C-class destroyers, weaving them together using excerpts from books, news articles, speeches, and his own authoritative notes.

Conway's the War at Sea

In Photographs 1939-1945

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Author: Stuart Robertson,Stephen Dent

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781844860456

Category: War photography

Page: 240

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"This unique collection will appeal to anyone with an interest in World War II, from experts seeking new insights, to general historians and veterans looking for a magnificent overview of a conflict that witnessed the greatest deployment of sea power of all time, and anyone who is simply fascinated by this period in our history." -- BACK COVER.

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 Flower Class Corvette Agassiz

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Author: John McKay,John Harland

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9780851779751

Category: History

Page: 160

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Part of the renowned Anatomy of the Ship series, this is a unique description of one of the most famous of all escort vessels.

The destroyer Campbeltown

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Author: Al Ross

Publisher: Naval Inst Pr

ISBN: 9780851779973

Category: History

Page: 127

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The destroyer Campbeltown is not only famous for her part in the commando raid on the St. Nazaire dry dock in 1942, but is also representative of an important type. Built as the USS Buchanan (DD131), she was one of over 270 flush-decked destroyers put into service towards the end of World War I. Sent to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program and renamed Campbeltown, she spent eighteen arduous months on convoy duty, before being selected for a hazardous mission to deny the Nazi warship Tirpitz the use of repair facilities at the French port of St. Nazaire. During the desperate but successful operation, the Campbeltown rammed the port's lock gates. Eleven hours later, delayed action fuses set off four-tons of explosives that destroyed both the ship and the docks. Over 200 perspective and 3-view drawings accompany the in-depth description of this distinguished ship along with a large-scale plan on the jacket cover's reverse that is new with this reprint.

Captain Cook's Endeavour

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Author: Karl Heinz Marquardt

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: 9780851778969

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

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Endeavour, one of the most popular of all modelmaking subjects, is a fitting subject for this series. Originally the merchant ship Earl of Pembroke, she was converted by the Royal Navy to an exploration ship to carry Cook on his famous voyage.This revised edition comes complete with a large-scale fold-out plan.