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Cruiser Birmingham

Author : Conrad Waters
ISBN : 1526724979
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The technical details of British warships were recorded in a set of plans produced by the builders on completion of every ship. Known as the "as fitted" general arrangements, these drawings documented the exact appearance and fitting of the ship as it entered service. Today these plans form part of the incomparable collection of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, which is using the latest scanning technology to make digital copies of the highest quality. This book is one of a series based entirely on these draughts which depict famous warships in an unprecedented degree of detail--complete sets in full color, with many close-ups and enlargements that make every aspect clear and comprehensible. Extensive captions point the reader to important features to be found in the plans, and an introduction covers the background to the design. HMS Birmingham was selected for the series because this famous interwar 'Town-class cruiser is especially well documented. Unusually, three separate sets of plans survive--as completed in 1937, as refitted in 1943, and as modernized in 1952--which allows this novel form of anatomy to cover the whole of the ship's long career.

World War Two Sea War

Author : Donald A. Bertke
ISBN : 9780578029412
Genre : History
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Dag til dag begivenheder, primært til søs, august 1939 til om med marts 1940, opført i tabelform for forskellige farvandsafsnit. Indeholder også opsummeringer.
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Cruisers And Battle Cruisers

Author : Eric W. Osborne
ISBN : 9781851093694
Genre : History
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Fast cruisers, the eyes of the fleet, were the standard-bearers of empire, the ultimate warships of gunboat diplomacy—no other vessel class was so well equipped to serve as both a working war machine and a projection of national might.
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From The Dreadnought To Scapa Flow

Author : Arthur Marder
ISBN : 9781848321632
Genre : History
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The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that 'his naval history has a unique fascination. To
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Treaty Cruisers

Author : Leo Marriott
ISBN : 9781844151882
Genre : History
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"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.
Category: History

Marine Review

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ISBN : NYPL:33433109947709
Genre : Marine engineering
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Includes section "Book Reviews".
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Forth To The Mighty Conflict

Author : Allen Cronenberg
ISBN : 0817350276
Genre : History
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Details conditions in Alabama and the role of its citizens in a time of military crisis unknown since the Civil War. Alabama and its people played a conspicuous role in World War II. Not only were thousands of servicemen trained at military facilities in the state—at Fort McClellan, Camp Rucker, Camp Sibert, Maxwell Air Field, and Tuskegee Army Air Field—but Axis prisoners of war were interned in camps on Alabama soil, most notably at Aliceville and Opelika. More than 45,000 Alabama citizens were killed in combat or died as POWs, some came home injured, and many labored in war factories at home.
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County Class Cruisers

Author : Les Brown
ISBN : 9781473831681
Genre : History
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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.
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Admiral Arleigh 31 Knot Burke

Author : Ken Jones
ISBN : 9781612515526
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Burke's World War II heroics and unprecedented three terms as chief of naval operations are recounted in this stirring biography.
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