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  • British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnoughtby Mark Stille; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured warships - to their combat experiences. The differing weapon systems and crew training of the British... more...

  • Constitution vs Guerriereby Mark Lardas; Peter Bull

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Famed as a classic naval duel, the clash between two sailing frigates of the nineteenth century affords its victor immeasurable fame and glory. During the War of 1812, the Royal Navy and United States Navy squared off in a number of such duels, the most famous between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerrière . Tactics between the two nations varied... more...

  • Ships of the American Revolutionary Navyby Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In this title, Mark Lardas explores the origins of American warships, primarily light and medium frigates, built for the Continental Navy during the years 1776-1783. This was the first navy of the United States and much of the fleet was comprised of ships that had been modified from existing vessels, converted into warships to provide a crucial service... more...

  • US Submarines 1941-45by Jim Christley; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to much more lethal, far-ranging weapons systems; one of these was the submarine. This book details the design and development, classes, weapons and equipment, tactics and operational history of the US submarine... more...

  • Nelson's Officers and Midshipmenby Gregory Fremont-Barnes; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Immortalized in literature through such characters as C. S. Forester's 'Horatio Hornblower' and Patrick O'Brian's 'Jack Aubrey', the officers and midshipmen of the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) ran the ships that defended Great Britain against the threat of French invasion. This period saw the Royal... more...

  • Young Nelsonsby D.A.B Ronald

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    "The fought like young Nelsons." The words of a schoolmaster, writing from aboard  HMS Mars  after the battle of Trafalgar, describing the valor of his pupils in the heat of battle. Made immortal by the novels of Patrick O'Brian, C. S. Forester and Alexander Kent, these boy sailors, alongside those of every other Royal Navy ship, had entered the British... more...

  • Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1)by Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    This, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development from the early U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy, the prohibition on Germany having U-boats following the Armistice in 1918 and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles, the secret development of U-boats using a 'cover-firm' in Holland, culminating in the formation of... more...

  • Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (2)by Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    This title follows from New Vanguard 51: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939?45 (1) and charts the continuing development of the U-boat in German service, including the evolution of the Type IX as a long range 'cruiser' intended for solo operations in distant waters. Also covered is the revolutionary Type XXI, conceived of in 1942 and launched in April 1944,... more...

  • German E-boats 1939-45by Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    By the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units of the fleet were too small in number to pose much... more...

  • German Battleships 1939-45by Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In this, the first of a five volume series covering the capital ships of the German Navy of World War II, Gordon Williamson examines the design, development and operational use of the battleships used by the Kriegsmarine. The ?Schlesien? and ?Schleswig-Hostein? were used mostly as training ships until the end of the war when they took part in bombardment... more...