Category: Naval

  • Download Anti-Submarine Warfare: An Illustrated History by David Owen PDF

    By David Owen

    The submarine used to be certainly the main powerful simply naval weapon of the 20th century. In global wars, enemy underwater campaigns have been pretty much winning in thwarting Allied hopes of victory - certainly, annihilation of eastern delivery via US military submarines is a trademark of what may have been.That the submarine was once frequently defeated is a highly vital tale in naval historical past, but this is often the 1st booklet to regard the topic as a complete in a readable and obtainable demeanour. It matters person heroism and devotion to accountability, but additionally ingenuity, technical advances and originality of tactical inspiration. What constructed used to be an never-ending conflict among forces above and lower than the outside, the place a profitable innovation via one part finally produces a counter-measure via the opposite in a deadly fight for supremacy. improvement was once no longer a instantly line: fallacious principles and assumptions ended in defeat and catastrophe. to date, shut teamwork via scientists, engineers and commanders and crews of ASW airplane, ships (and, lately, different submarines) were capable of defeat the specter of adversarial raiders hiding within the depths of the worlds oceans.
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  • Download The Principles of Naval Architecture Series: Intact by Colin S. Moore PDF

    By Colin S. Moore

    Written via Dr. Colin S. Moore, supervisor, complicated research and Salvage Engineering at Herbert Engineering Corp. and a member of SNAME advert hoc committees on Double Hull Intact balance and Parametric Rolling, the recent quantity within the PNA sequence discusses quite a few results on balance, corresponding to adjustments in hull geometry, alterations in weight distribution, suspended weights, partial help because of grounding or drydocking and unfastened liquid surfaces in tanks or different inner areas. the concept that of dynamic balance is brought, ranging from the send s reaction to an impulsive heeling second. the consequences of waves on resistance to capsize are mentioned noting that, from time to time, the wave influence can result in lowered balance and hazardous dynamic results.
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  • Download Basic Optics and Optical Instruments: Revised Edition by Naval Education PDF

    By Naval Education

    Designed as a coaching guide for military team of workers (Opticalman three & 2), this booklet offers thorough assurance of the elemental conception of optics and its functions. Newly revised and up to date, it provides the subject material with awesome readability, stressing idea and alertness both. it's going to serve admirably to complement a path within which just one of those elements is emphasized.
    The ebook starts off with an creation to the Opticalman ranking. It then is going directly to talk about the features of sunshine, with unique emphasis on wavelengths, mirrored image, and refraction. chapters include an in depth dialogue of the formation of pictures by way of mirrors, lenses, and prisms; those clarify how pictures are shaped by way of skinny and thick lenses, tips to use the lens formulation, and the way to figure out the positioning of a picture shaped by way of an optical tool. The mechanical building, upkeep systems, and machining operations of uncomplicated optical tools are defined intimately, supplemented by way of chapters on upkeep strategies, easy device fix, computer store practices, optical and navigation gear upkeep, evening imaginative and prescient points of interest and gunsights and submarine periscopes. A priceless four-part appendix incorporates a thesaurus, universal formulae utilized in optical fix and laptop operations, prefixes and logos utilized in the metric procedure, and English and metric process devices of dimension, with universal equivalents and conversions.
    Profusely illustrated with 370 charts, diagrams, pictures, and drawings of instruments and components of tools — together with cross-sections that show internal workings — this guide is mainly transparent and well-organized. even supposing designed to be used in U.S. Naval education colleges, it may be used to nice virtue as a easy textual content in optics in typical technical faculties, and it'll be immensely priceless even to the layman who wants an information of the basics of optics.


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  • Download Canadian Navy Centennial by P. Dean McFadden PDF

    By P. Dean McFadden

    The jobs, missions, and operations of the Canadian army as outlined by way of the Canada First Defence method, are wide and sundry. whereas normally allotted between 3 significant roles - protecting Canada, protecting North the US, Contributing to overseas Peace and safeguard - in addition they may be summed up via one observe: multitasking. each send within the fleet, regardless of its basic accountability, leaves port with the workforce good conscious they're referred to as upon to modify hats a number of instances sooner than returning domestic - and correctly educated to reply. it's a project set and attitude that levels from legislations enforcement and overseas treaties compliance patrols inside Canadas unique financial sector at sea to commanding naval joint activity forces within the Persian Gulf or off the coasts of Africa - a few in aid of army operations in Southwest Asia, others to wrestle maritime smuggling and piracy.
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  • Download Hornblower and the Crisis by C. S. Forester PDF

    By C. S. Forester

    The ultimate Horatio Hornblower tale tells of Napoleon's plans to invade England ...Set in 1805, "Hornblower and the Crisis" reveals Horatio Hornblower in ownership of personal dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand stumble upon with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower via sending him on a perilous espionage challenge that may gentle the powder path resulting in the conflict of Trafalgar ..."Hornblower and the Crisis" was once unfinished on the time of Forester's loss of life, however the writer left notes - integrated right here - telling us how the story could finish. additionally integrated are additional tales - "Hornblower and the Widow McCool" and "The final Encounter" - that inform of Hornblower as a truly younger and intensely previous guy, respectively. this can be the ultimate booklet chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.
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  • Download Hostile Waters by Peter Huchthausen PDF

    By Peter Huchthausen

    The chilly warfare used to be approximately over by way of 1986, but less than the ocean the lethal video game of hide-and-seek performed by way of Soviet and American submarines persisted unabated. Off the east coast of the US, an getting older Soviet ballistic missile sub, a "boomer," suffered a crippling coincidence, coming inside of moments of a nuclear meltdown. Her reactors exploded, the radioactivity published into the Gulf circulate could have dwarfed the Chernobyl catastrophe. this is often the gripping, actual tale of the younger Soviet sailors who fought to avoid wasting their submarine, risking hearth, smoke, poison gasoline, and excessive radioactivity. Their mystery fight and sacrifice stored the American coast from nuclear disaster. advised within the phrases of the survivors, it's a tale by no means sooner than printed outdoor the submarine neighborhood. adverse Waters reads like a page-turning mystery, a Tom Clancy story of underwater intrigue and terror, yet this tale quite occurred. the search for purple October used to be a singular, adversarial Waters is correct.
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  • Download Fw 200 Condor vs Atlantic Convoy: 1941-43 (Duel) by Robert Forczyk PDF

    By Robert Forczyk

    With the autumn of France in 1940, Germany all of sudden had the chance to strike at poorly guarded Allied convoys. The Luftwaffe pressed into carrier the Fw-200 Condor, a aircraft that had initially been designed as a civilian airliner and the 1st airplane to fly continuous from Berlin to ny in 1938. After quite a few differences, the Fw-200 grew to become the Luftwaffe's long-range maritime patrol and strike bomber. It was once devastatingly powerful; a unmarried assault via 5 Condors on a convoy in February 1941 ended in the sinking and destructive of eleven ships. in addition, the Condors handed on convoy sightings to the U-boats with devastating influence. through the summer time of 1941, the probability posed by way of the Condor used to be so nice that Winston Churchill dubbed them "the scourge of the Atlantic." Losses to Condor assaults led to a variety of crash efforts to discover an answer to the predator. One resolution was once the Hurricate, a converted storm that used to be introduced via catapult from a switched over service provider send. yet a far better answer was once required. This used to be introduced with the production of the escort provider to supply non-stop air conceal over a threatened convoy. via 1941 the duel for supremacy over the Atlantic started to flip in prefer of the Allies and used to be furthered via the access of the united states into the battle. The Germans made a final ditch try to flip the tide through equipping Condors with anti-shipping missiles, higher protecting armament and airborne radar. yet their numbers have been too few to wrestle the ever-increasing may of the Allies.This quantity highlights a vintage duel among opposing strategies, doctrine and expertise, with the Germans trying to box an airborne weapon that may intercept the Atlantic convoys, whereas the Allies tried to supply an efficient safety umbrella over the ships sporting very important war-time offers.
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  • Download The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval by William P. Leeman PDF

    By William P. Leeman

    The us verified an academy for instructing destiny military officials at West aspect in 1802. Why, then, did it take this maritime kingdom forty-three extra years to create the same institution for the military? The lengthy street to Annapolis examines the origins of the us Naval Academy and the nationwide debate that resulted in its founding.Americans early on appeared with suspicion upon expert army officials, fearing status army institution may turn into too strong, entrenched, or harmful to republican beliefs. Tracing debates concerning the nature of the kingdom, type identification, and partisan politics, William P. Leeman explains how the country's reluctance to set up a countrywide naval academy progressively developed into help for the assumption. the USA Naval Academy was once eventually proven in 1845, whilst such a lot americans felt it's going to supply be the simplest academic surroundings for generating officials and gents who may well guard the USA at sea, serve American pursuits out of the country, and give a contribution to the nation's venture of monetary, clinical, and ethical progress.Considering the advance of the naval officer corps when it comes to American notions of democracy and aristocracy, The lengthy street to Annapolis sheds new mild at the frequently competing methods american citizens perceived their army and their country throughout the first 1/2 the 19th century.The usa proven an academy for instructing destiny military officials at West element in 1802. Why, then, did it take this maritime state forty-three extra years to create an identical institution for the military? The lengthy highway to Annapolis examines the origins of the USA Naval Academy and the nationwide debate that resulted in its founding.Americans early on appeared with suspicion upon specialist army officials, fearing status army institution may turn into too strong, entrenched, or harmful to republican beliefs. Tracing debates in regards to the nature of the state, category identification, and partisan politics, William P. Leeman explains how the country's reluctance to set up a countrywide naval academy progressively advanced into help for the assumption. the USA Naval Academy used to be ultimately demonstrated in 1845, while such a lot american citizens felt it should supply be the easiest academic surroundings for generating officials and gents who may well protect the U.S. at sea, serve American pursuits in another country, and give a contribution to the nation's undertaking of monetary, clinical, and ethical progress.Considering the advance of the naval officer corps relating to American notions of democracy and aristocracy, The lengthy street to Annapolis sheds new gentle at the frequently competing methods americans perceived their military and their kingdom through the first half the 19th century.
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