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SMS Viribus Unitis

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Tegetthoff Class In 1907 the navy of the dualist, multinational Austro-Hungarian Empire placed an order for a new class of warships, whose design was based on the â__all big gunâ__ concept pioneered by HMS Dreadnought. Eventually four Tegetthoff class vessels were laid down, including the flagship Viribus Unitis, Tagetthoff, Prinz Eugen and Szent Istvan. The last warship of the class was not completed until well into World War I. The vesselsâ__ careers were not especially eventful. They spent most of their service lives as a â__fleet in beingâ__ anchored in a well-protected port of Pola with only occasional trips to the Fažana Channel (well-screened by Brijuni Islands) for gunnery practice. During the war the ships were manned mainly by reservists, while the most promising and experienced members of their crews were detached to serve onboard submarines or torpedo boats, or assigned to land-based units. The second ship of the class ended her career in rather dramatic circumstances, which is why she perhaps deserves a more detailed treatment. Viribus Unitis The Battleship IV was laid down at San Marco on July 23, 1910 and launched on June 24, 1911. The Emperorâ__s court used the occasion to organize a lavish celebration designed to carry a strong political message. The Emperor insisted that the battleship be given a rather unusual, Latin name Viribus Unitis (Strength in Unity â__ Emperorâ__s personal motto).

Caroline Hartley and the Dreadnought Battleship

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Caroline Hartley has a magic key. It has allowed her and her brother, Martin, to secretly step through an attic door and time-travel back to 1912, at the castle they have been staying at in central Europe. Unfortunately, bad weather in the present has forced them and their father, Chris, to leave the castle and go back to Bratislava. The Hartley children would love to return to the castle as they would like to use Carolines magic key again. Both wish to time-travel back to 1912, where they can meet their friends, who have invited them to see the inspection of the fleet in Trieste, Austria-Hungary. Caroline is currently unsure if this will be possible.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AUSTRIAN NAVY

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A Brief History of the Austrian Navy 1382 - 1918

Naval Ships of Austria Hungary

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Austro-Hungarian Navy ship names, Battleships of Austria-Hungary, Ships of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, Submarines of Austria-Hungary, World War I naval ships of Austria-Hungary, List of battleships of Austria-Hungary, Austro-Hungarian U-boat classes, SMS Szent Istvan, SMS Viribus Unitis, SMS Tegetthoff, List of Austro-Hungarian U-boats, SMS Prinz Eugen, SMS Habsburg, SMS Budapest, SMS Wien, SMS Arpad, SMS Erzherzog Karl, SMS Erzherzog Ferdinand Max, SMS Babenburg, SMS Erzherzog Friedrich, SMS Kaiserin und Konigin Maria Theresia, SMS Teodo, List of ships of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, SMS Zenta, SMS Lussin, SMS Panther, SMS Leopard, SMS Kaiser Franz Joseph I, SMS Tiger, SMS Admiral Spaun, SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth, SMS Boa, Greek battleship Vasilissa Olga, SMS Sankt Georg, TA48, NMS Smeul, SMS Novara. Excerpt: The Austro-Hungarian Navy (Kaiserliche und Konigliche Kriegsmarine, shortened to k.u.k. Kriegsmarine) built a series of battleships between the early 1900s and 1917. To defend its Adriatic coast in wartime, Austria-Hungary had previously built a series of smaller ironclad warships, including coastal defense ships, and armored cruisers. The appointment of Admiral Hermann von Spaun to the post of State Secretary of the Navy in 1897 accelerated naval construction and under the command of Franz Joseph I of Austria, the k.u.k. Kriegsmarine began a program of naval expansion at the beginning of the 20th century. The navy immediately pushed for the construction of the three Habsburg-class battleships, after which soon followed three Erzherzog Karl-class, all of which were pre-dreadnoughts. Several years passed before the Radetzky-class battleships were built. These were the last pre-dreadnought battleships to be built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy and were soon succeeded by the Tegetthoff-class battleship class being...

The Battleship Book

Author : Robert M. Farley
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From the moment when the launching of HMS Dreadnought made every capital ship in the world obsolete overnight, we have been fascinated with these powerful surface combatants. Here Robert M. Farley looks at the history and folklore that makes these ships enduring symbols of national power—and sometimes national futility. From Arizona to Yamato, here are more than sixty lavishly illustrated accounts of battleships from the most well-known to the most unusual, including at least one ship from every nation that ever owned a modern battleship. Separate essays and sidebars look at events and lore that greatly affected battleships.

Austro Hungarian Battleships 1914 18

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Austria-Hungary did not have an overseas empire; its empire lay within its own boundaries and the primary purpose of its navy until the beginning of the twentieth century was the defense of its coastline. As its merchant marine dramatically grew, admirals believed that the navy should take a more proactive policy of defense. The 1890s saw the beginning of a series of naval building programs that would create a well-balanced modern fleet. Cruisers were constructed for the protection of overseas trade and for “showing the flag” but the decisive projection of Austria-Hungary's commitment to control the Adriatic was the construction of a force of modern battleships. Despite the naval arms race throughout Europe at the time, the navy had difficulty obtaining funds for new ships. The difficulties experienced in battleship funding and construction mirrored the political difficulties and ethnic rivalries within the empire. Nevertheless by August of 1914, the Austro-Hungarian had a fleet of battleships. This book details the five classes of Austro-Hungarian battleships in service during World War I.

The Battleship Book

Author : Robert M. Farley
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By the author of Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force "Farley deploys an incisive and brutally direct style" --Warships: International Fleet Review From the moment when the launching of HMS Dreadnought made every capital ship in the world obsolete overnight, we have been fascinated with these powerful surface combatants. Here Robert M. Farley looks at the history and folklore that makes these ships enduring symbols of national power-and sometimes national futility. From Arizona to Yamato, here are more than sixty lavishly illustrated accounts of battleships from the most well-known to the most unusual, including at least one ship from every nation that ever owned a modern battleship. Separate essays and sidebars look at events and lore that greatly affected battleships. Ships profiled include: HMS Victoria, USS Oregon, HIJMS Mikasa, SMS Schleswig-Holstein, Danton, HMS Dreadnought, HMS Invincible, Sao Paulo, USS Michigan, SMS Ostfriesland, SMS Goeben, RN Dante Alighieri, USS Utah, Espana, HMS Lion, Sevastopol, USS Arkansas, SMS Friedrich Der Grosse, HMS New Zealand, HMAS Australia, Giulio Cesare, SMS Viribus Unitis, ARA Rivadavia, Volya, USS New York, Almirante Latorre, HIJMS Kongo, USS Oklahoma, HMS Iron Duke, HMS Warspite, SMS Lutzow, SMS Szent Istvan, Bretagne, HMS Barham, HIJMS Yamashiro, SMS Baden, HMS Royal Sovereign, USS Arizona, USS Mississippi, HMS Renown, HIJMS Hyuga, HMS Hood, USS California, USS Maryland, HIJMS Nagato, HIJMS Kaga, USS Lexington, HMS Rodney, Admiral Scheer, RN Littorio, Strasbourg, Scharnhorst, Tirpitz, Jean Bart, HMS Prince of Wales, HIJMS Yamato, USS Washington, USS Massachusetts, USS Wisconsin, HMS Vanguard, USS Guam, RFS Pyotr Velikiy

Decima Flottiglia MAS

Author : Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr.
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Previously unpublished accounts of the Italian frogmen forceMany previously unpublished photos, personal accounts and storiesDetailed accounts of ships destroyed and sunk by Decima Flottiglia MASA highly interesting account of a little-known force A group of determined human torpedoes, motorboat operators and assault swimmers fought bravely for Italy in the Second World War and inspired fear and respect from the British Navy. The actions of these men severely reduced British naval power in the Mediterranean. Even with small numbers and using relatively limited resources, the commandos were a very effective force in the war against the British. By the end of the war, these men would sink or disable over 73,000 tons of Allied warships and over 128,000 tons of merchant shipping. The story of the Italian commandos is one of determination and bravery. Their tactics aroused confusion and nervousness with Allied commanders and their crews. Italy’s Decima Flottiglia Mas predates both the US Navy Underwater Demolition Teams that were formed in 1943 and forerunners of the better-known US Navy SEALs and the British Royal Marines Special Boat Service formed as an offshoot of the Special Air Service in 1941. Perhaps the determination and actions of the Decima Flottiglia Mas qualify them as the best commandos of the Second World War. Illustrations: 16 black-and-white photographs

The World of the Battleship

Author : Bruce Taylor
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This new volume is intended to present a global vision of the development of the world's battleships. In a collection of chapters by international, the design, building, and career of a significant battleship from each of the world's navies is explored that illuminates not just the ships but also the communities of officers and individuals that served in them and, more broadly, the societies and nations that built them. Each chapter explains the origins of a ship, her importance as a national symbol, and her place in the fleet. This is a highly original and significant book on the great capital ships of the world.

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Ship Spotter s Guide

Author : Angus Konstam
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Since the days of the Ancient Greeks, naval ships of all sizes have revolutionized warfare. From the Viking longship, pirate ships and super dreadnoughts to today's nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, naval warfare has proved to be an essential component of military forces across the world. The Ship Spotter's Guide provides essential information on 40 iconic ships, using detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition, as well as specification boxes to provide all the technical details.

Cockleshell Raid

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Operation Frankton is a story of how a handful of determined and resourceful men, using flimsy canoes, achieved what thousands could not by conventional means. The volunteers had enlisted for Hostilities Only and, except for their leader, none had been in a canoe before. However, with a few months training they carried out what one German officer described as, the outstanding commando raid of the war. They became known as the Cockleshell Heroes, having been immortalized in a film and a book of that name in the 1950s. This book covers the whole of the Frankton story including the development of the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment, the planning and preparation for the raid, its aftermath and an account of the horrific war crimes inflicted on those who were captured. It also includes the epic escape by Haslar and Corporal Bill Sparks across occupied France into Spain.

2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001 to Date

Author : George S. Cuhaj
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This massively expanded 6th Edition of the 2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date brings you up-to-date and accurate values for a vast selection of the most recent coins produced and sold by today's World Mints, Central Banks and their distributors. The 6th edition is 24 percent larger, with 144 additional pages of exciting new issue coinage and extensive value revisions reflecting the burgeoning market for modern commemorative precious metal coins. Housed in these pages of accumulated knowledge you will find: • Current market values • KM identification numbers • Accurate mintage figures • Detailed descriptions • Photographic images • Metallic and other compositions • Precious metal weights Covering a variety of current coin issues including: • Commemorative coins of inventive shapes, sizes, colors, compositions and textures • Popular silver and gold commemorative coins currently rising in value • Circulation coins struck in durable metals for constant daily use • Innovative coins produced in acrylic or hosting precious gems About the Editors George S. Cuhaj is a 17-year veteran of the Krause Publications numismatic catalog staff, a former cataloger for Stack's Rare Coins, and is a frequent instructor at the American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminars. Thomas Michael serves as market analyst for Krause Publications' world coin catalogs and has more than 20 years of experience researching and reporting on world coin prices and market trends.

2011 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001 Date

Author : George S. Cuhaj
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This massively expanded 5th Edition of the Standard Catalog of® World Coins 2001 - Date brings you up-to-date and accurate values for a vast selection of the most recent coins produced and sold by today's World Mints, Central Banks and their distributors. The 5th edition is 20 percent larger, with 100 additional pages of exciting new issue coinage and extensive value revisions reflecting the burgeoning market for modern commemorative precious metal coins. Housed in these pages of accumulated knowledge you will find: • Current market values • KM identification numbers • Accurate mintage figures • Detailed descriptions • Photographic images • Metallic and other compositions • Precious metal weights Covering a variety of current coin issues including: • Commemorative coins of inventive shapes, sizes, colors, compositions and textures • Popular Silver and Gold commemorative coins currently rising in value • Circulation coins struck in durable metals for constant daily use • Innovative coins produced in acrylic or hosting precious gems Step into 21st Century coin collecting with confidence! Add this new 2011 Standard Catalog of® World Coins 2001 - Date to your reference library today!

The Curtain Of Steel Illustrated Edition

Author : Rev. Montague Thomas Hainsselin
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Includes The First World War At Sea Illustrations Pack with 189 maps, plans, and photos. Although written under anonymously, the writer of the famous quartet of famous First World War sea-reportage novels, was identified as Rev. Montague T. Hainsselin. He was appointed to the chaplaincy of the Royal Navy in 1903, although he had been almost born into the Navy having raised in Plymouth. He served on many ships in his long career, from battlecruisers to the huge superdreadnoughts in the Mediterranean, Home and Channel Fleets. During the First World War he served in the Home Fleet based in Scapa Floe and was present at the only major sea-battle of the war at Jutland. Few men were been appointed so well as the Chaplain to report the inner workings of the Royal Navy from the lowliest stoker in the boiler room to the officers commanding entire behemoths of steel. Observant and witty, Rev. Hainsselin offers a view of the Royal Navy at War that has rarely been surpassed. Reviews of IN THE NORTHERN MISTS “Nothing, so far as one can remember, gives as good an idea as this book does of life in the Royal Navy in time of war.”—World. “Full of intimate touches, and full of good stories of quarter-deck and lower-deck.... The Padre is a man of infinite humour, as all truly religious men are. There is not a line of preaching in his book, an there is many a good yarn, but, for all that, it is a good book, it is a book of manliness and cleanliness and godliness. Read his one little incursion into religion, ‘Strad Cords,’ and you will love him for a practical muscular Christian.”—Daily Express. “The unnamed Padre ... tells us a great deal about the little ways of the Services, the psychology of its members, and the spirit that animates them; and always in a style so entertaining as well as sympathetic that these pages from his note-hook should prove one of the most popular and appreciated of books that the war has directly or indirectly inspired.”—Scotsman.

Grand Fleet Days Illustrated Edition

Author : Rev. Montague Thomas Hainsselin
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Includes The First World War At Sea Illustrations Pack with 189 maps, plans, and photos. Although written under anonymously, the writer of the famous quartet of famous First World War sea-reportage novels, was identified as Rev. Montague T. Hainsselin. He was appointed to the chaplaincy of the Royal Navy in 1903, although he had been almost born into the Navy having raised in Plymouth. He served on many ships in his long career, from battlecruisers to the huge superdreadnoughts in the Mediterranean, Home and Channel Fleets. During the First World War he served in the Home Fleet based in Scapa Floe and was present at the only major sea-battle of the war at Jutland. Few men were been appointed so well as the Chaplain to report the inner workings of the Royal Navy from the lowliest stoker in the boiler room to the officers commanding entire behemoths of steel. Observant and witty, Rev. Hainsselin offers a view of the Royal Navy at War that has rarely been surpassed. Reviews of IN THE NORTHERN MISTS “Nothing, so far as one can remember, gives as good an idea as this book does of life in the Royal Navy in time of war.”—World. “Full of intimate touches, and full of good stories of quarter-deck and lower-deck.... The Padre is a man of infinite humour, as all truly religious men are. There is not a line of preaching in his book, an there is many a good yarn, but, for all that, it is a good book, it is a book of manliness and cleanliness and godliness. Read his one little incursion into religion, ‘Strad Cords,’ and you will love him for a practical muscular Christian.”—Daily Express. “The unnamed Padre ... tells us a great deal about the little ways of the Services, the psychology of its members, and the spirit that animates them; and always in a style so entertaining as well as sympathetic that these pages from his note-hook should prove one of the most popular and appreciated of books that the war has directly or indirectly inspired.”—Scotsman.

Coins of AUSTRIA 1901 2015

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Coins of AUSTRIA 1901-2015 (05/2015 in COLOR) from a series"Coins of Europe Catalog 1901-2015" e-book for a Smartphones! "Coins of AUSTRIA 1901-2015," (English electronic version) with newest results from coin auctions. I have added new interactive options. Now you can use search option and store your personal notes for each coin!! You can also download from my website or receive EXTRA FREE of charge in e-mail smaller chapters (e.g. Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein,Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldawia, Monaco, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia...) from newest -"Coins of Europe, Catalog 1901-2014" in .pdf (specially prepared for the Smartphones, tablets or laptops). Please check also my other e-catalogs. Clients who buy other paid e-catalogs will also receive updates (2-3 times a year)!! Thank you! Tomasz Kosinski numiKOs

July Crisis

Author : T. G. Otte
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This is a magisterial new account of Europe's tragic descent into a largely inadvertent war in the summer of 1914. Thomas Otte reveals why a century-old system of Great Power politics collapsed so disastrously in the weeks from the 'shot heard around the world' on June 28th to Germany's declaration of war on Russia on August 1st. He shows definitively that the key to understanding how and why Europe descended into world war is to be found in the near-collective failure of statecraft by the rulers of Europe and not in abstract concepts such as the 'balance of power' or the 'alliance system'. In this unprecedented panorama of Europe on the brink, from the ministerial palaces of Berlin and Vienna to Belgrade, London, Paris and St Petersburg, Thomas Otte reveals the hawks and doves whose decision-making led to a war that would define a century and which still reverberates today.

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Dreadnought

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The years leading to 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 naval warfare and policy. In this book, Roger Parkinson provides a re-writing of the naval history of Britain and the other leading naval powers from the 1880s to the early years of World War I. The years before 1914 were characterised by intensifying Anglo-German naval competition, with an often forgotten element beyond Europe in the form of the rapidly developing navies of the United States and Japan. Parkinson shows that, although the advent of the dreadnought was the pivotal turning-point in naval policy, in fact much of the technology that enabled the dreadnought to be launched was a continuity from the pre-dreadnought era. In the annals of the Royal Navy two names will always be linked: those of Admiral Sir John 'Jacky' Fisher and the ship he created, HMS Dreadnought. This book 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.