Navies/World Navy

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  • A Heritage of wings – An illustrated history of Navy aviation


    Provides a comprehensive history of United States naval aviation, discussing combat operations, technological developments, the use of carriers during World War II, and naval aviations future roles in close air support and in space

  • Aircraft Carriers


    black and white photos.

  • American Gunboats and Minesweepers


    This large format book lists all auxiliary escort vessels of the U.S. Navy in WW2, including ex-British corvettes, the famous “Eagle” boats of WW1, and converted fishing craft and yachts. Provides specifications of the various vessels, together with details of each vessel’s launch date, builder and fate.

  • Battleships of World War Two – An International Encyclopedia


    Complete coverage of design, modifications, technical data, and service history, for WW2 battleships from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan. The Soviet Union, Sweden, Turkey and the USA Illustrated in black-and-white with over 250 photographs and line drawings

  • Before the Aircraft Carrier – The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922


    Describes by particulars and brief histories the surface craft that over a span of 73 years were employed experimentally or operationally in efforts to adapt aerial devices to the service of naval warfare. The book follows the successful approach of the Conway’s FIghting ships series divided by country with general introductions followed by tabular data and histories of all the ships. Illustrated with some very rare photos of these little known vessels and their aircraft.

  • Castles of Steel – Britain, Germany and the winning of the great sea war


    August 1914 the two greatest navies in the world confronted each other across the North Sea. At first there were skirmishes, then battles off the coasts of England and Germany and in the far corners of the world, including the Falklands. The British attempted to force the Dardanelles with battleships – which led to the Gallipoli catastrophe. As the stalemate on the ground on the Western Front continued, the German Navy released a last strike against the British ‘ring of steel’. The result was Jutland, a titanic and brutal battle between dreadnoughts.

  • Destroyer & Preserver – The story of HMS Middleton & Her ships company


    Drawing on official records and the vivid and often humorous recollections of over 60 members of the ships company, the author- him self a member of the crew – provides an absorbing and well researched account of life in a small destroyer.

  • Famous Sea Fighters


    In selecting the representative sea-fighters, the author has tried to choose men of real distinction whose deeds of valour are conspicuous in their nations history and whose achievments, taken in there preper chronological order make a continuous story of naval history.

  • Fighting Ships Of the World – An illustrated encyclopedia


    he last 40 years of development and modern shipbuilding. Over 400 classes of warships described. From the Abdiel, a fast minelayer of the Royal Navy to the Zulu, a Soviet attack submarine class.

  • Flags of the World


    Flags of the world and their many functions and designs. Many illustrations covering the UK, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, The Middle East, Asia, Oceania and Australiasia.

  • Marine – A Guided tour of a marine expeditionary unit


    An in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps-in the New York Times bestselling tradition of Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing Only the best of the best can be Marines. And only Tom Clancy can tell their story–the fascinating real-life facts more compelling than any fiction. Clancy presents a unique insider’s look at the most hallowed branch of the Armed Forces, and the men and women who serve on America’s front lines. Marine includes: An interview with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Charles “Chuck” Krulak The tools and technology of the Marine Expeditionary Unit The role of the Marines in the present and future world An in-depth look at recruitment and training Exclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagrams

  • Midget Submarines


    Fotofax Warships series, an account of the development and use of the human torpedoes, semi-submersible and midget submarines mainly in WW2 but including some of the developments that took place in 1918,

  • Nato Major Warships – USA & Canada


    Describes the major warships belonging to the European signatories of NATO in good detail with photos

  • Naval Air Power – The Complete History


    This title is an illustrated guide to the development of the aircraft as an instrument of naval power from its inception in the early 20th century to the modern day. Naval warfare was transformed by airpower, but it was a hit and miss process. The Royal Navy pioneered the use of aircraft carriers during World War I, but famously lost Prince of Wales and Repulse to land based Japanese bombers in 1941. From the early days of airships and bi-planes, the carrier planes of the Pacific to the very latest in carrier based strike aircraft, and anti-submarine helicopters, Bernard Ireland reveals how airpower has revolutionized naval warfare.

  • Naval Warfare – An Illustrated History 2004


    a comprehensive history of naval warfare, illustrated with hundreds of photographs [many in colour], detailed maps and diagrams, significant campaigns from the ancient world to post-WWII.

  • Paul Jones – Founder of the American Navy Volume II


    (1971)Numerous biographers of Paul Jones do not agree in their estimates of the motives that prompted the Commodore to let the AlIiance go so easily when he had in his hands full power to stop her, at all hazards. Most of them take the view that he was actuated wholly by impulses of humanity that he knew or believed Landais, backed and encouraged as he was by Arthur Lee, would make the effort to get out in defence of the French authorities.

  • Submarine Command – A Pictorial History


    This highly illustrated companion volume to the author’s book on the Fleet Air Arm traces the remarkable evolution of the vessels that revolutionized naval warfare, from the launch of the tiny Holland submarine in 1902 to the ‘Hunter Killer’ and Polaris submarines of today, which have a key role to play under Submarine Command in modern naval warfare and global strategy. The author describes the deployment of vessels in the First and Second World Wars and many of the engagements and extraordinary feats associated with the early years of the Command.

  • Submarine Warfar Today and Tomorrow


    Cold War-era assessment of the Soviet nuclear submarine threat and how and if Britain could compete.

  • The Fleet Air Arm in focus – Part Two


    Capturing the spirit of the Fleet Air Arm through photographs. The majority come from the Fleet Air Arm Museum

  • The Great Naval Race – Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914


    The dramatic story of the deadly competition in Dreadnought battleships between Great Britain and Imperial Germany in the years before the First World War.

  • The North Atlantic Run


    Looking back at to the early 1900’s and the heyday of crossatlantic cruising up untill the 1960s when planes stated taking 96 of every 100 travelers.

  • The Rise and Fall of British Navy Mastery


    As early as 1580 Britain had the most powerful navy going, due to a variety of factors. Not the least of these was her geographical location, which afforded protection from aggresive neighbours. This author emphasizes the supportive effect of her general economic strength as well as many additional factors.

  • Time Life Series The Seafarers The Men-of-War


    battles between the imperial powers of the 17th century, and the development of the great national Navies

  • U.S. Modern Navy


    For centuries man has contended with the sea, both in peace and war. In each era of the past bold and imaginative men have taken new developments and discovered new ways to use them at sea,