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World of Battleship

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The World of the Battleship

Author : Bruce Taylor
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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.


Author : Stanley Sandler
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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.

An Illustrated Data Guide to Battleships of World War II

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Provides technical data and descriptions for battleships from around the world used during World War II

Battleships of World War Two

Author : M. J. Whitley
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"This encyclopedia is devoted to the battleships - some one hundred in number - serving or under construction during World War Two. The design and construction of each class of battleship is followed by the service histories of each ship, together with detailed data lists including construction, dimensions, armament, speed, armour and complement. For each class there is a general arrangement plan and elevation, and more than 200 photographs accompany the text and data."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Battleship Musashi

Author : Akira Yoshimura
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Recounts the technical and other difficulties overcome by the Japanese to build the world's largest battleship, and tells how it was sunk.

All the World s Battleships

Author : Ian Sturton
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For two generations, battleships, sometimes known as all-big-gun ships, represented the military might and pride of their countries. They threatened, they impressed, they surprised in a way no other symbol could. Their presence could influence events for hundreds of miles around. Their like will never be seen again, as large surface ships are no longer considered practical in the missile age. All the World's Battleships provides the technical data, gives the design background and outlines the careers of the world's battleships and battlecruisers. The information has been revised and expanded from Conway's renowned 'Fighting Ships' series. Organised by nation, tape and class, each battleship is described in detail and every page is illustrated with plans and historic photographs, many shown across double pages so that the fascinating details can be appreciated. The ship histories include references to important technical and political developments in the various navies of the world.

British Battleships of World War Two

Author : Alan Raven
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This lavishly-illustrated volume, first published in 1976 and back by popular demand, presents the full story of the design and construction of every British battleship and battlecruiser class that served in World War II--from the Queen Elizabeth class to the Vanguard. Noted authors Alan Raven and John Roberts include a comperehensive review of each ship's initial configuration and refits as well as developments in weapons, gunnery, fire control, radar, protection, and propulsion. There are also sections devoted to combat actions involving British battleships and comparisons with battleships of other navies. Six hundred photographs and illustrations, including sixteen fold-out pages, complement the authoritative history of the vessels. For other books in the battleship series, see page 26.

World War I Naval Ships of Italy World War I Battleships of Italy World War I Cruisers of Italy World War I Submarines of Italy

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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: 25. Chapters: World War I battleships of Italy, World War I cruisers of Italy, World War I submarines of Italy, Italian battleship Giulio Cesare, Italian armored cruiser Amalfi, Italian cruiser San Giorgio, Italia class battleship, Italian battleship Caio Duilio, Italian battleship Re Umberto, Italian battleship Andrea Doria, Italian battleship Italia, Italian monitor Fa di Bruno, Ruggiero di Lauria class battleship, Italian cruiser Giovanni Bausan, Italian submarine Nereide, Italian battleship Sardegna, Italian battleship Sicilia, Italian battleship Conte di Cavour, Castore class gunboat, Re Umberto class battleship, Italian monitor Alfredo Cappellini, Regina Margherita class battleship, SM UC-12, SS Principe Umberto, Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci, Italian battleship Dante Alighieri, Ammiraglio di Saint Bon class battleship, Italian battleship Ammiraglio di Saint Bon, Italian battleship Emanuele Filiberto, Italian battleship Regina Margherita, Italian cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi, Regina Elena class battleship, Italian battleship Roma, Italian battleship Benedetto Brin, Italian battleship Vittorio Emanuele, Italian battleship Napoli, Italian battleship Regina Elena, HS Marechiaro, British W class submarine, Italian cruiser Francesco Ferruccio, HMS S1, Italian cruiser Varese. Excerpt: Amalfi was a Pisa-class armored cruiser of the Italian Royal Navy (Italian: ) built in the first decade of the 20th century. She was a participant in the Italo-Turkish War and the First World War before she was sunk in July 1915. The ship was the second of two ships of the Pisa class, which was designed in 1904. In the Italian classification system at the time of their building, the Pisa ships were considered second-class battleships. The lengthy construction of Amalfi began before her keel was laid in July 1905. The ship was launched in May 1...

The Great Ships

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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.

U S Battleship Operations in World War I

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The first comprehensive study of the operational histories of U.S. battleships in the Great War.

The World s Great Battleships

Author : Robert Jackson
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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.

The World s Most Powerful Battleships

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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.

Return of the Battleship

Author : George Sullivan
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Traces the history of battleships, from the ironclads of the nineteenth century to the giant warships of the twentieth, emphasizing the role they played in the two world wars.


Author : Richard Hough
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The battleship era began with the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 and ended when air power became the dominant force. Many battleships remain household names and the losses of the Hood, Bismarck, Yamato and Arizona still echo through the decades because of their fascinating stories.

Historic Battleship Texas

Author : John C. Ferguson
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During the first quarter of the 20th century, the major naval powers of the world built hundreds of Dreadnought-style battleships. Today there is only one. The battleship Texas was for a time the most powerful weapon on earth. When it was commissioned in 1914, the 14-inch guns were the largest in the world. This technological marvel of the time served with the British Grand Fleet in World War I and was the flagship of the entire U.S. Navy between the two World Wars. During the Second World War, an older Texas, past its prime, supported amphibious invasions in North Africa, Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. The ship and her crew were preparing for the invasion of Japan when the war ended and the Texas came home. No longer needed to defend her country, the Texas was saved from the scrap yard to become our nation's first historic ship museum in 1948. Now lying peacefully in her berth at the San Jacinto State Park near Houston, the battleship Texas is still serving her country-teaching instead of fighting. The Texas is the only battleship remaining in the world today that served in World War I, and the only ship remaining of any type that served in both World Wars. This is the story of the battleship Texas and the brave men who walked its decks. John C. Ferguson is park superintendent at Mission Tejas State Park and the former director of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site where Battleship Texas is located. He is the author of Texas Myths and Legends (McWhiney Foundation Press, 2003) and Hellcats (State House Press, 2004).

The World s Greatest Battleships

Author : David Ross
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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.


Author : Niklas Zetterling
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The final days of Germany's greatest battleship illuminates the strategic implications and dramatic battles surrounding the "Tirpitz," a ship that may have had greater influence on the course of World War II than her more famous sister, the "Bismarck."

Jane s Battleships of the 20th Century

Author : Bernard Ireland
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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


Author : William Garzke, Jr.
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Offers a history of the German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish battleships and cruisers of World War II, and provides specifications, plans, and technical information about each ship