Category: Naval

  • Download Navies in Modern World History (Globalities) by Lawrence Sondhaus PDF

    By Lawrence Sondhaus

    Lawrence Sondhaus exhibits how the nationwide fleets of england, France, Germany, the USA, Japan, Brazil, Chile and the Soviet Union every one helped to alter the process sleek global historical past. He additionally analyzes the demanding situations confronted in assembling materiel, education body of workers and acting missions.

    Lawrence Sondhaus is an affiliate professor within the division of heritage and Political technology on the college of Indianapolis. he's the writer of many books, together with Naval war, 1815-1914 (2000).

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  • Download American Civil War Marines 1861-65 by Ron Field PDF

    By Ron Field

    The half performed within the Civil struggle (1861-1865) by means of the small Marine Corps of the United and accomplice States is overshadowed through the confrontations of the nice armies. however, the coastal and riverine campaigns have been of actual value, given the strategic importance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of the fight for the Mississippi River. Marines donning blue and gray fought in lots of dramatic activities afloat and ashore – ship-to-ship engagements, cutting-out expeditions, and coastal landings. This ebook deals a accomplished precis of all such battles, illustrated with infrequent early images, and meticulously researched colour plates detailing the customarily vague trivialities of Marine uniforms and gear.
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  • Download Rising tide : the untold story of the Russian submarines by Gary E. Weir PDF

    By Gary E. Weir

    For devotees of the submarine espionage tales in Blind Man's Bluff, emerging Tide tells the Soviet/Russian aspect of the main secretive operations of the chilly warfare. For the 1st time, seven Soviet admirals, in addition to top naval historian Dr. Gary Weir, display the winning spying missions, the technological breakthroughs, the confrontations with U.S. forces, and the undersea mess ups that killed many countless numbers of sailors.With many years of expertise on submarines or commanding submarine fleets, those seven senior admirals, many hugely embellished, provide us the interior tales. They element the undersea successes akin to the blockade of the U.S. submarine base in Bangor, Washington, and the leading edge surveillance concepts they built to path the U.S. 6th fleet within the Mediterranean. They demonstrate the advance of the 1st nuclear submarines, profiling Dr. Peregudov, the daddy of the Soviet nuclear submarine and the internecine battles between Soviet bureaucrats that resulted in the deaths of many Russian sailors. and so they supply first hand debts of lethal confrontations, comparable to the sinking of K-219, off Bermuda and the collision of USS Taurog and the Soviet K-108, together with unpublished photographs of the incident's aftermath. emerging Tide additionally finds the numerous catastrophes and the occasional heroic rescues, and solutions many questions surrounding the sensational lack of the Kursk, the main complex vessel within the Russian fleet.Covering submarines from the 1st complicated diesel subs within the Fifties to the Kursk in 2000, with the authority in basic terms senior naval officers may possibly bring, emerging Tide is the whole tale of the Soviet facet of the gripping, mystery lifetime of the submariners within the chilly War.
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  • Download Kamikaze Attacks of World War II: A Complete History of by Robin L. Rielly PDF

    By Robin L. Rielly

    Drawing on U.S. executive reviews, interrogation experiences of jap officials, send motion reviews and secondary resources, this publication info greater than four hundred kamikaze assaults by way of jap airplane, manned torpedoes, suicide boats and suicide swimmers opposed to U.S. ships in the course of global struggle II. half One specializes in the traditions, improvement and background of the kamikazes, together with the origins of the samurai category and its ethos, the improvement of kamikaze plane and watercraft, and the indoctrination of kids within the eastern university procedure. half info the kamikaze assaults on ships within the waters round the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Taiwan, Okinawa and Japan. Appendices checklist all the U.S. ships affliction kamikaze assaults in addition to casualty figures, outlines and silhouettes of assorted U.S. ships taken with kamikaze assaults, and silhouettes of eastern kamikaze airplane
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  • Download FLEET THAT HAD TO DIE: New Edition by Richard Hough PDF

    By Richard Hough

    At the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese battle in 1904 Russia's Baltic Fleet was once despatched to assistance from embattled troops in Russia's chinese language enclaves. the 2 fleets met at Tsushima on may well 27, 1905.Most proposal the Russians may have little difficulty defeating jap naval forces. What used to be maybe the best naval victory of all time. The acclaimed writer of The Bounty has written one other gripping story of the ocean.
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  • Download US Fast Battleships 1938-91: The Iowa Class by Lawrence Burr PDF

    By Lawrence Burr

    In 1938, the U.S. deserted the limitations imposed by means of the Washington Treaty and commenced paintings on a brand new category of super-battleships. This ebook covers the layout, building, and employment of the 4 Iowa-class battleships, the biggest within the American fleet. in the course of global conflict II, they served as guards for the airplane providers and their bombardments supplied disguise for the various landings within the Pacific. on the war's finish, the japanese signed their hand over at the decks of an Iowa-class battleship, the USS Missouri. After international warfare II, the ships endured to serve, offering help in the course of Korea, Vietnam, or even the 1st Gulf warfare. This booklet tells the complete tale of the best of the yank battleships.
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  • Download Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad Hampton Roads 1862 by Ron Field PDF

    By Ron Field

    The Ironclad was once a progressive weapon of warfare. even supposing iron was once used for defense within the a ways East throughout the sixteenth century, it used to be the nineteenth century and the yankee Civil battle that heralded the 1st smooth armored self-propelled warships. With the parallel pressures of civil warfare and the economic revolution, expertise complex at a breakneck pace. It was once the South who first applied ironclads as they tried to guard their ports from the Northern blockade. inspired with their more advantageous resistance to fireplace and their skill to ram weak wood ships, the North started to increase its personal rival fleet of ironclads. finally those items of this primary sleek hands race dueled on the conflict of Hampton Roads in a conflict that might switch the face of naval warfare. Fully illustrated with state-of-the-art electronic paintings, infrequent pictures and first-person standpoint gun sight perspectives, this e-book permits the reader to find the innovative and considerably various designs of the 2 rival Ironclads - the CSS Virginia and USS display screen - via an research of every ship's weaponry, ammunition and guidance. evaluate the contrasting education of the crews and re-live the horrors of the conflict at sea in a struggle which cut up a country, groups or even households.
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  • Download Modern U.S. Navy Submarines by Robert Genat PDF

    By Robert Genat

    Up-to-date details on assault and ballistic missile subs, torpedos, sonar rooms, assault facilities, education amenities, subs in dry dock and extra! research in their roles and missions in battle and in peace, present strength degrees, existence aboard send, sub layout and classifications, expertise and weaponry. discover whats deliberate for the twenty first century!
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  • Download 100 years of Marine Corps aviation : an illustrated history by Roxanne M. Kaufman PDF

    By Roxanne M. Kaufman

    1912-2012: a hundred Years of Marine Corps Aviation: An Illustrated background is a commemorative paintings that gives the reader a photo view of the folks, plane, and occasions that include the 1st century of Marine aviation. that includes a ahead by means of John Glenn, Jr., it showcases the achievements of Marine aviation via seldom visible images and debts of pivotal battles and occasions. It screens the innovation and suppleness of Marine Corps aviation, together with its total significance to the very important posture of the Marine Corps as a balanced air-ground-logistics crew. meant as a "museum in a book," it comprises an outline for every period of time in Marine aviation, bankruptcy introductions, function articles, and a operating timeline. An oral background CD is incorporated at the back of the ebook, offering the textual content and images with first-hand debts from choose Marine aviators. also, this booklet bargains numerous appendices to function a reference
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  • Download Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate by John Gordon PDF

    By John Gordon

    Scuffling with for MacArthur is the single ebook that makes a speciality of the position of the army and Marine Corps through the 1941-42 protection of the Philippines. The e-book comprises the main exact account ever released of the japanese bombing of the Cavite military backyard open air Manila on 10 December 1941, the worst destruction ever to US military deploy. The publication additionally offers many new information about the 4th Marine Regiment that surrendered on Corregidor in may perhaps 1942, the single time the Marine Corps misplaced a regiment in strive against. struggling with for MacArthur comprises very important insights at the origins of the tricky courting among military common Douglas MacArthur and the army and likewise compares MacArthur’s activities within the protection of the Philippines to these of Admiral Thomas Hart, the Commander of the Asiatic Fleet.
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