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Clydebank Battlecruisers

Author : Ian Johnston
ISBN : 9781848321137
Genre : History
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Between 1906 and 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons built five battlecruisers, each one bigger than the last, culminating in the mighty Hood, the largest warship of her day. If Tiger is regarded as a modification of the Lion class design, this represents every step in the evolution of these charismatic, and controversial, ships. Like most shipyards of the time, Clydebank employed professional photographers to record the whole process of construction, using large-plate cameras that produced pictures of stunning clarity and detail; but unlike most shipyard photography, Clydebank’s collection has survived, although very few of the images have ever been published. For this book some two hundred of the most telling of these were carefully selected, and scanned to the highest standards, depicting in unprecedented detail every aspect of the building and fitting out of Inflexible, Australia, Tiger, Repulse and Hood. Probably more has been written about battlecruisers than any other warship type, and as modelmaking subjects they have a devoted following, so any new book has to make a real contribution. This pictorial collection, with its lengthy and informative captions, and an authoritative introduction by Ian Johnston, offers ship modellers and enthusiasts a wealth of visual information simply unobtainable elsewhere.
Category: History

A Shipyard At War

Author : Ian Johnston
ISBN : 9781848323018
Genre : History
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A treasury of photos illustrating the work of the famed British shipbuilders of World War I. Although best known for large liners and capital ships, between 1914 and 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Co. built a vast range of vessels—major warships down to destroyers and submarines, unusual designs like a seaplane carrier and submarine depot ship, and even a batch of war-standard merchant ships. This makes the yard a particularly good example of the wartime shipbuilding effort. Clydebank employed professional photographers to record the whole process of construction, using large plate cameras that produced pictures of stunning clarity and detail; but unlike most shipyard photography, Clydebank’s collection has survived, although relatively few of the images have ever been published. For this book, some two hundred of the most telling were carefully selected and scanned to the highest standards, depicting in unprecedented detail every aspect of the yard’s output, from the liner Aquitania in 1913 to the cruiser Enterprise, completed in 1920. Although ships are the main focus of the book, the photos also chronicle the impact of the war on working conditions in the yard—and the introduction of women in large numbers to the workforce. With lengthy and informative captions, and an authoritative introduction by Ian Johnston, this book is a vivid portrait of a lost industry at the height of its success.
Category: History

Ships For All Nations

Author : Ian Johnston
ISBN : 1591145848
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The Clydebank shipyard built some of the most famous vessels in maritime history. Its heritage boasts of great transatlantic liners like Lusitania, Queen Mary, and QE2, as well as iconic warships like the battlecruiser Hood, and Britain's last battleship, HMS Vanguard. Beginning as J & G Thomson in 1847, the business acquired its more famous persona when Sheffield-based steelmaker John Brown & Co took over in 1899. As a result, the yard became known for turning out first-class products, both naval and mercantile.
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Ships For A Nation

Author : Ian Johnston
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110364986
Genre : Shipbuilding industry
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Category: Shipbuilding industry

Warship

Author : John Jordan
ISBN : 1844860892
Genre : Warships
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The latest volume of this perennially acclaimed annual maintains the well-established high standards of scholarship, research, news and reviews from the field of warship history. Combining original articles with comprehensive examinations of a vast array of classes from the world''s major navies both past and present, Warship is an essential addition to the bookshelf of maritime enthusiasts, professionals, historians and modellers alike.Warship 2009 will include major feature articles on the Royal Navy's postwar submarine strategy, the conversion of the IJN Ise and Hyuga to 'battleship-carriers', the building of HMS Repulse, the Soviet cruisers of the Kirov class, the loss of the French battleship Suffren, and the Italian MAS-boats. Other subjects include the transition of the Victorian Navy from sail to steam, the turret ships Monarch and Captain, and weather losses during the Second World War. The annual will be completed by the customary 'World Navies in Review', 'Warship Notes', 'Gallery', and book review sections.
Category: Warships

Warshipbuilding On The Clyde

Author : Hugh B. Peebles
ISBN : UVA:X001455817
Genre : Clyde River (Scotland)
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Category: Clyde River (Scotland)

The Battlecruiser Hms Hood

Author : Bruce Taylor
ISBN : 9781783469802
Genre : History
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The battlecruiser HMS Hood is one of the great warships of history. Unmatched for beauty, unequalled for size, for twenty years the Hood was the glory ship of the Royal Navy, flying the flag across the world in the twilight years of the British Empire. Here, in words, photos and colour illustrations, is the story of her life, her work and her people from keel-laying on the Clyde in 1916 to destruction at the hands of the Bismarck in 1941. Among the eyecatching strengths of the book is a unique gallery of photos, including stills from a recently discovered piece of colour footage of the ship, plus a spectacular set of computer-generated images of both the exterior and interior by the world's leading exponent of the art - a man who worked with the film director James Cameron (of Titanic fame). A wealth of new information on Hood's structure and operation make it essential reading for the enthusiast, modeller and historian alike. Hugely successful from its first publication, this is the third printing of the ultimate book on the ultimate ship of the pre-war era.
Category: History

Battlecruisers

Author : John Roberts
ISBN : UOM:39015040376868
Genre : Battle cruisers
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This second volume in the ShipShape series covers the development of one of the largest, fastest and most charismatic warship types. Combining the armament of a battleship with the speed of a cruiser in some of the largest hulls then built, these ships were the cutting edge of early 20th-century naval technology. The brainchild of Admiral Fisher, the concept of this class began as large, fast armoured cruisers for trade protection, but the last-minute decision to equip them with 12-inch guns led them to be seen as a high-speed element of the battle fleet. The British battlecruisers fought in numerous battles in World War I, such as the battles of the Falklands, Heligoland Bight and Dogger Bank. But it is for the battle of Jutland in 1916, when three battlecruisers exploded and sank in one day, that these ships are best remembered.
Category: Battle cruisers

Aristophanes Frogs

Author : Aristophanes
ISBN : 1940997151
Genre : Drama
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This volume presents the Greek text of Aristophanes' Frogs, as edited by F. W. Hall and W. M. Geldart, with a parallel verse translation by Ian Johnston on facing pages, which will be useful to those wishing to read the English translation while referring to the Greek original, or vice versa.
Category: Drama

Action Stations

Author : Alistair Alexander
ISBN : 9781906476892
Genre : History
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Naval warfare, Scotland, River Clyde, Firth of Clyde, 1914-1918, 1939-1945, U-boat, U-33, HMS Gleaner, HMS Hood, Greenock, Dunoon, Alastair Alexander, Karl Donitz, RMS Queen Elizabeth, Enigma
Category: History