Category: Naval

  • Download Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of by Adam Nicolson PDF

    By Adam Nicolson

    In October 1805 Lord Horatio Nelson, the main remarkable sea commander who ever lived, led the British Royal army to a devastating victory over the Franco-Spanish fleets on the nice conflict of Trafalgar. It was once the basis of Britain's nineteenth-century world-dominating empire. Adam Nicolson's Seize the Fire isn't just a detailed and revealing portrait of a mythical hero in his ultimate motion but in addition a bright account of the brutal realities of conflict; it asks the questions: Why did the winners win? What used to be it concerning the British, their commanders and their males, their ideals and their objectives, that took them to such overwhelming victory?
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  • Download William B. Cushing in the Far East: A Civil War Naval Hero by Julian R. Mcquiston PDF

    By Julian R. Mcquiston

    Clean from luck in sinking the Albermarle within the Civil warfare, the younger Captain Cushing used to be assigned to command the gunboat USS Maumee in Hong Kong to help the recovery of America's naval strength in Asia. through linking such goals to British coverage, and through relationship chinese language and jap officers, he succeeded in re-establishing American naval and advertisement strength within the a long way East. In his letters to his fiancee, he brilliantly recorded his travels and observations of individuals and locations (and the problems of reconciling his naval profession together with his devotion to her, whom he married in 1870).
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  • Download River Plate 1939 The Sinking of the Graf Spee by Angus Konstam PDF

    By Angus Konstam

    Days sooner than the outbreak of global warfare II a handful of German trade raiders placed out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. among them used to be the Panzerschiff (armoured send) Graf Spee, an impressive warship that boasted the firepower of a battleship however the dimension, pace and variety of a cruiser. whilst global conflict II started out, less than the command of Captain Langsdorff the Graf Spee all started a searching spree around the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean that eventual took her to the River Plate looking for her subsequent sufferer - an Allied convoy. in its place she chanced on 3 Royal military cruisers lower than the command of Commodore Harwood, desirous to placed an finish to the pocket battleship that were terrorizing Allied service provider ships.
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  • Download A Century of Submarines by Peter Lawrence PDF

    By Peter Lawrence

    The 1st submarines to be commissioned by means of the British Admiralty have been 5 Holland type boats in 1900. Arriving in 1901, they heralded a brand new age of naval conflict. even if, as a result of naval rivalries and hierarchies and an institutional misinterpretation of submarine strategies and process, the British submarine carrier took many years to develop. the 1st global warfare observed German good fortune with U-Boat war however the British reaction used to be extra artistic than powerful - it integrated feasibility experiences into the employment of sea lions and gulls to defeat the underwater risk. complete realisation of the submarines struggling with functions didn't come until eventually the second one international conflict. the appearance of sonar, radar and the applying of air strength replaced either the instruments and strategies of warfare. within the post-war interval submarines went nuclear and performed a pivotal function within the stratagems of the chilly conflict. This an expert and passionate account of submarine historical past is complimented by means of approximately two hundred illustrations, from the crude beginnings to the hugely technological current, and should attract these drawn to the strategies and politics of conflict in addition to people with a expert curiosity within the submarine.
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  • Download Rome Seizes the Trident: The Defeat of Carthaginian Seapower by Marc G. DeSantis PDF

    By Marc G. DeSantis

    Seapower performed a better half in historic empire construction than is frequently liked. The Punic Wars, in particular the 1st, have been characterised via tremendous naval battles. The Romans didn't even own a army in their personal while warfare broke out among them and the Carthaginians in Sicily in 264 B.C. ahead of that, the Romans had relied upon a number of South Italian Greek towns to supply ships within the related means as its different allies supplied squaddies to serve with the legions. The Romans have been however made up our minds to obtain a military that may problem that of Carthage. They used a captured galley as a version, opposite engineered it, and built hundreds and hundreds of copies. The Romans used this new military to wrench maritime superiority from the Carthaginians, such a lot particularly on the conflict of Ecnomus the place they prevailed by utilizing novel strategies. even though now not decisive by itself, Rome's new came across naval strength was once, as Marc De Santis indicates, an important part of their final victory in all of the 3 Punic Wars.
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  • Download The USS Carondelet: A Civil War Ironclad on Western Waters by Myron J. Smith PDF

    By Myron J. Smith

    The USS Carondelet had a progressive send layout and was once the main lively of the entire Union's Civil conflict river ironclads. From fortress Henry in the course of the siege of Vicksburg and from the pink River crusade in the course of the conflict of Nashville, the gunboat used to be sought after in warfare legend and literature. This background attracts at the letters of Ensign Scott Dyer Jordan and Rear Adm. Henry Walke's memoirs.
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  • Download The Naval Chronicle, Volume 36: Containing a General and by James Stanier Clarke (editor), John McArthur (editor) PDF

    By James Stanier Clarke (editor), John McArthur (editor)

    The Naval Chronicle, released in forty volumes among 1799 and 1818, is a key resource for British maritime and armed forces heritage. This reissue is the 1st entire published replica of what was once the main influential maritime ebook of its day. the topics coated diversity from debts of battles and lists of ships to notices of promotions and marriages, courts martial and deaths, and biographies, poetry and letters. every one quantity additionally comprises engravings and charts with regards to naval engagements and demanding harbours around the globe. quantity 36, released in 1816, includes reliable studies and eyewitness money owed of the Bombardment of Algiers through Lord Exmouth in retaliation for the Dey of Algiers having damaged the lately negotiated treaty forbidding the taking of slaves. Technical stories specialise in the whole sunlight eclipse of that yr and the invention of sunspot formation. Maps and outlines of Copenhagen harbour and Algiers also are integrated.
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  • Download Russian Naval Construction, 1905–45 by J. N. Westwood PDF

    By J. N. Westwood

    This e-book examines how the categories, numbers and designs of Russian warships have been made up our minds within the years previous the 2 global Wars, with the three-way interaction of naval employees, naval designers and political leaders, leading to fleets that contained a few amazing devices yet that have been, typically, beside the point to the initiatives set through these wars. It additionally considers how lower than either Nicholas II and Stalin, international principles have been followed with too little attention of Russia's specified conditions. a lot of the examine used to be according to now obtainable Russian naval files and there's additionally a plate part containing unique images from the Russian data.
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  • Download Navies in Northern Waters (Cass Series: Naval Policy and by TOM KRISTIANSEN, Rolf Hobson PDF

    By TOM KRISTIANSEN, Rolf Hobson

    Navies in Northern Waters is a suite of articles overlaying the jobs performed via the secondary navies of northern ecu powers and the us in the maritime stability of energy. The contributions masking the 18th and nineteenth centuries concentrate on their kin with one another as they sought to create a counterweight to the dominant naval energy of england. The inter-war years are handled from the views of foreign disarmament efforts in the framework of collective defense, and the following naval contention within the Baltic zone within the years top as much as the second one international warfare. For the post-1945 interval, the contributions pay attention to superpower competition in northern waters in the course of the chilly conflict, the altering facets of safeguard coverage because the cave in of the Soviet Union and the actual demanding situations dealing with small coastal states policing broad waters of accelerating monetary value.
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