The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World

Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems

Author: Eric Wertheim

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781591149552

Category: History

Page: 1058

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Printed in an oversized format (9.25x12) and impressively large, this volume attempts a comprehensive assessment of national combat fleets from Albania to Zimbabwe, containing statistics and descriptions of boats, submarines, airplanes, helicoptors, and bases, with b&w photos of each (excluding bases).

Tom Clancy SSN

Author: Tom Clancy,Martin Greenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101002417

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The "forgotten Clancy novel," SSN is a complete submarine warfare novel with maps, photos, and a special interview with Tom Clancy and former submarine commander Doug Littlejohns

Seaforth World Naval Review 2012

Author: Conrad Waters

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1783466324

Category: History

Page: 192

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Launched in 2009, this annual has rapidly established a reputation as an authoritative but affordable summary of all that has happened in the naval world in the previous twelve months. It combines the standing features of regional surveys with one-off major articles on noteworthy new ships and other important developments. Besides the latest warship projects, it also looks at wider issues of importance to navies, such as aviation and electronics, and calls on expertise from around the globe to give a balanced picture of what is going on and to interpret its significance. This year special features include in-depth studies of the navies of Brazil, Australia and Pakistan, plus analyses of three significant new warship classes: the USN’s advanced amphibious warfare ship Makin Island (LHD-8): Sweden’s futuristic Visby class stealth corvettes; and the BAE Systems offshore patrol vessels. Intended to make interesting reading as well as providing authoritative reference, there is a strong visual emphasis, including specially commissioned drawings and the most recently released photographs and artists’ impressions. For anyone with an interest in contemporary naval affairs, whether an enthusiast or a defense professional, this annual has become required readin

Ships of Discovery and Exploration

Author: Lincoln P. Paine

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547561636

Category: History

Page: 208

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Lincoln P. Paine's SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA was honored as one of the best reference books of the year by the New York Public Library, and Library Journal described it as "clearly the most fascinating book of the year." Now, in two equally fascinating new books, Paine focuses on two of the most interesting areas of maritime history: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD TO 1900 and SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION. SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION tells the stories of 125 vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the most technically sophisticated submersibles. Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history. Drawings, paintings, and photographs show the grandeur and grace of these oceangoing vessels, maps help the reader follow the routes of great seafarers and naval campaigns, and chronologies offer a perspective on underwater archaeology sites, maritime technology, exploration, and disasters at sea.

Publishers Weekly

Author: American Book Trade Association,American Book Trade Union,Book Trade Association of Philadelphia,Publishers' Board of Trade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Battle Line

The United States Navy 1919-1939

Author: Thomas Hone,Trent Hone

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612513395

Category: History

Page: 244

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A portrait in words and photographs of the interwar Navy, this book examines the twenty-year period that saw the U.S. fleet shrink under the pressure of arms limitation treaties and government economy and then grow again to a world-class force. The authors trace the Navy's evolution from a fleet centered around slow battleships to one that deployed most of the warship types that proved so essential in World War II, including fast aircraft carriers, heavy and light cruisers, sleek destroyers, powerful battleships, and deadly submarines. Both the older battleships and these newer ships are captured in stunning period photographs that have never before been published. An authoritative yet lively text explains how and why the newer ships and aircraft came to be. Thomas Hone and Trent Hone describe how a Navy desperately short funds and men nevertheless pioneered carrier aviation, shipboard electronics, code-breaking, and (with the Marines) amphibious warfare - elements that made America's later victory in the Pacific possible. Based on years of study of official Navy department records, their book presents a comprehensive view of the foundations of a navy that would become the world's largest and most formidable. At the same time, the heart of the book draws on memoirs, novels, and oral histories to reveal the work and the skills of sailors and officers that contributed to successes in World War II. From their service on such battleships as West Virginia to their efforts ashore to develop and procure the most effective aircraft, electronics, and ships, from their adventures on Yangtze River gunboats to carrier landings on the converted battle cruisers Saratoga and Lexington, the men are profiled along with their ships. This combination of popular history with archival history will appeal to a general audience of naval enthusiasts.

Reference Books Bulletin

Author: Jane McKeever

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838957615

Category: Reference books

Page: 190

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A compilation of evaluations appearing in Reference books bulletin (a section of the journal, Booklist)

American Amphibious Gunboats in World War II

A History of LCI and LCS(L) Ships in the Pacific

Author: Robin L. Rielly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147660214X

Category: History

Page: 408

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As the United States began its campaign against numerous Japanese-held islands in the Pacific, Japanese tactics required them to develop new weapons and strategies. One of the most crucial to the island assaults was a new group of amphibious gunboats that could deliver heavy fire close in to shore as American forces landed. These gunboats were also to prove important in the interdiction of inter-island barge traffic and, late in the war, the kamikaze threat. Several variations of these gunboats were developed, based on the troop carrying LCI(L). They included three conversions of the LCI(L), with various combinations of guns, rockets and mortars, and a fourth gunboat, the LCS(L), based on the same hull but designed as a weapons platform from the beginning. By the end of the war the amphibious gunboats had proven their worth.