New Orleans Class Cruisers

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Author: Lester Abbey

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848320418

Category: History

Page: 64

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The ïShipCraftÍ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. The subject of this volume is the seven-ship New Orleans class, probably the US NavyÍs most hard-fought heavy cruisers of the War _ three were sunk in action but others survived massive damage, and by 1945 three out of four of the navyÍs most decorated ships were of this class. Although designed within treaty limitations, they proved powerful and well-balanced ships, and their unparalleled fighting record makes them popular modelling subjects.

County Class Cruisers

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Author: Les Brown

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473833108

Category: History

Page: 64

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The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.??This volume covers the British 10,000-ton ‘Treaty Cruisers’, thirteen of which were built to three slightly varying designs between the wars. With three funnels and a high freeboard, they were impressive ships, and all enjoyed very active wartime careers - three were involved in the Bismarck action and another with the sinking of the Scharnhorst.

History of Warships

From Ancient Times to the Twenty-first Century

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Author: James L. George

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 353

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"Organized by the four major ages of warships - galley, sail, steam, and modern - George graphically presents the design evolution, construction, and operational uses of specific ship types, including their defenses, weapons, propulsion, and famous sea battles. While his focus is on ships of major naval powers, he also offers interesting examples from lesser navies and includes Leonardo da Vinci's submarine designs, Germany's pocket battleship, Austria's World War I air-cushion catamaran, and Italy's naval tanks with lateral caterpillar chains."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The A to Z of World War II

The War Against Japan

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Author: Anne Sharp Wells

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870266

Category: History

Page: 494

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The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan traces the brutal conflict from Japan's seizure of Chinese territory in 1931, through the onset of war with the Western Allies in 1941, to the use of atomic weapons by the United States in 1945. It also addresses the aftermath of the war, including the formation of the United Nations and the American occupation of Japan. As the first of two volumes covering World War II, this volume concentrates on the war in Asia and the Pacific so the user benefits from the comprehensive explanations of the people, places, and events that shaped much of that region's 20th-century history.

Brassey's Annual; the Armed Forces Year-book

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Author: Thomas Allnutt Brassey (Earl),Thomas Brassey Brassey (Earl)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

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Forgotten Fleet

The Mothball Navy

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Author: Daniel Madsen

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

View: 8710

Looks at the U.S. Navy's mothball fleet, with a history of ships and shipyards, from the end of World War II to the present

Treaty Cruisers

The World's First International Warship Building Competition

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Author: Leo Marriott

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844151883

Category: History

Page: 185

View: 6387

"The Washington Naval Treaty of 1921 and subsequent treaties in the 1930's effectively established the size and composition of the various navies in World War II .... This book traces the political processes which led to the treaties, describe the heavy cruisers designed and built to the same rules by each nation and then considers how the various classes fared in World War II and assesses which were the most successful."--Dust jacket.