BATTLESHIPS OF THE WORLD

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The World S Greatest Battleships

Author : David Ross
ISBN : 9781782741114
Genre : History
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For more than 400 years, the big-gun warship stood as the supreme naval war machine. It was not only a major instrument of warfare, but a visible emblem of a nation’s power, wealth and pride. So powerful was the link between the battleship and national feeling that even into the nuclear era, some, like France’s Richelieu, were held in naval reserve. The World’s Greatest Battleships features 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed and fought in the last 500 years. Beginning with English king Henry VIII’s flagship, Henry Grace à Dieu, the book covers all the main periods of battleship development, including the great sail ships, such as Sovereign of the Seas, Santissima Trinidad and HMS Victory. The advent of steam-driven warships provide the core of the book, beginning with the introduction of Gloire in 1859, and continuing through all the major pre-Dreadnoughts, such as Inflexible, Mikasa, Maine and Tsessarevitch. The author continues with detailed coverage of the great battleships of the two world wars, including Derfflinger, Nagato, Hood, Scharnhorst, Vittorio Veneto, Yamato and Iowa. The book closes with the last new battleship to be commissioned, Vanguard, in 1946. Included are some of the world’s greatest and most powerful capital ships. Many had eventful careers and participated in famous actions – such as the Prince of Wales’ and Hood’s pursuit of the German raider Bismarck; others, such as the Tirpitz, are remembered as a lurking threat; yet others, such as the USS Maine, are only remembered for being sunk in mysterious circumstances. Each entry includes a brief description of the battleship’s development and history, a profile view, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Battleships is a colourful guide for the military historian and naval warfare enthusiast.
Category: History

The World Of The Battleship

Author : Bruce Taylor
ISBN : 0870219065
Genre : History
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This new volume is intended to present a genuinely global vision of the development of worlds battleships. In a collection of chapters by experts from around the world, the design, building and career of a significant battleship from each of the worlds navies is explored in such a way as to illuminate not just the ships but also the communities of officers and men that served in them and, more broadly, the societies and nations that built them.
Category: History

The World S Most Powerful Battleships

Author : David Ross
ISBN : 9781499465990
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The World’s Most Powerful Battleships features 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed and fought in the last 500 years. Beginning with King Henry VIII’s flagship, the book covers all the main periods of battleship development, including the great sail ships, steam-driven warships, and the great battleships of the two world wars. Each entry includes a brief description of the battleship’s development and history, a profile view, key features, and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Most Powerful Battleships is a colorful guide for the military historian and naval warfare enthusiast.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jane S Battleships Of The 20th Century

Author : Bernard Ireland
ISBN : 0004709977
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Covers battleships from the turn of the century to the Persian Gulf War, with over one hundred ship profiles and complete technical specifications
Category: Technology & Engineering

The World S Great Battleships

Author : Robert Jackson
ISBN : 1571452621
Genre : History
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With their irresistible mixture of strength, power, and awesome beauty, nothing will ever match the battleship as the symbol of naval might. The World's Great Battleships is an in-depth study of these magnificent fighting vessels throughout history. Beginning with the lumbering hulks of the late Middle Ages, it charts the story of the battleship to its decline after WWII. The authoritative text documents the continued attempts of designers to both maximize firepower and bolster protection.
Category: History

Battleships

Author : Stanley Sandler
ISBN : 9781851094103
Genre : History
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From ancient times to World War II and the post-war period, this book charts the evolution of the battleship. It provides insightful examinations of the technological and tactical aspects of important warships from around the world and across time.
Category: History

The Great Ships

Author : Peter Charles Smith
ISBN : 9780811735148
Genre : History
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Authoritative study of the battleship in World War II Stirring episodes of naval combat Covers the famous chase after the Bismarck/i>, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions Although naval development before World War II focused on aircraft carriers, the British nevertheless had seventy battleships--larger and more powerful than ever before--under construction at the outbreak of the war. Indeed, one of the Allies' first successes came in December 1939 when British ships hunted down and successfully engaged the German Graf Spee off the coast of South America. The war would hasten the battleship's decline, but not before producing dramatic moments at sea.
Category: History

British Battleships Of World War One

Author : R A Burt
ISBN : 9781848322769
Genre : History
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This superb reference book achieved the status of 'classic' soon after its first publication in 1986; it was soon out of print and is now one of the most sought-after naval reference books on the secondhand market. It presents, in one superb volume, the complete technical history of British capital ship design and construction during the dreadnought era. One hundred years ago at Jutland, Dogger Bank, Heligoland Bight and the first battle for the Falklands, might squadrons of these great armoured ships fought their German counterparts for command of the seas. Beginning with Dreadnought, the book continues to the end of the First World War, and all of the fifty dreadnoughts, 'super-dreadnoughts' and battlecruisers that served the Royal Navy during this era are described and superbly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Each class of ship is described in detail so that design origins, and technical and operational factors, are discussed alongside characteristics, with special emphasis on armament, armour and machinery. Fully detailed data tables are included for every class, and more than 500 photographs and line drawings illustrate the text. A delight for the historian, enthusiast and ship modeller, it is a volume that is already regarded as an essential reference work for this most significant era in naval history and ship design.
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