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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • The Ghosts that Died at Sunda Straitby Walter G. Winslow

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Recounting the last stand of the heavy cruiser Houston, this tale of survival brings to life the 1942 battle at Sunda Strait. more...

  • The Citizen's Guide to the U. S. Navyby Thomas J. Cutler

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    Most Americans know little about their Navy and learning about it can be daunting. But this informative yet highly accessible guide explains the sometimes strange ways of the U.S. Navy in terms civilians can understand. It addresses such things as the many titles military people have, the alphanumeric designations used to identify military personnel,... more...

  • Lady in the Navyby Joy Bright Hancock

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    When legislation was passed in 1948 giving women permanent status in the regular and reserve Navy, it was largely due to the efforts of Joy Bright Hancock, the author of this revealing memoir. Her prominent role was acknowledged at the time by the secretary of the navy who credited her ideals, energy, and enthusiasm as the moving force behind the... more...

  • Big Redby Douglas C. Waller

    Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 9.99

    Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced: a $1.8 billion marvel crammed with more modern military technology than any other vessel in the world. Deep beneath the ocean it can sail for... more...

  • Battle Lineby Thomas C. Hone; Trent Hone

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    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... more...

  • The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrolby Ninian Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This is an entirely new Naval Staff History covering the period immediately after the Second World War and the Royal Navy operations to prevent illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine, at the time under British Mandate from the United Nations. more...

  • British Warships 1860-1906by Nicholas Dingle

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 16.99

    Illustrated with 200 official admiralty photographs, many of them previously unpublished, this book traces the development of Royal Naval ship design in a period of immense change. Opening with the Crimean War, this period saw the gradual transition from sail to steam and screw propulsion; from wood to steel construction; from fixed broadside armaments... more...

  • Imperial Defence, 1868-1887by Donald MacKenzie Schurman; John Beeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 188.00

    The technical transformation of the Royal Navy during the Victorian era posed many design, tactical and operational problems for administrators from the 1830s onwards. The switch from sail to steam required the creation of a system of defended coaling stations and a greater infrastructure. more...

  • Ready For Anythingby Geoff puddefoot

    Seaforth Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99

    Set up in August 1905, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary - unofficial motto: Ready for Anything - was originally a logistic support organisation, Admiralty-owned but run on civilian lines, comprising a miscellaneous and very unglamorous collection of colliers, store ships and harbour craft. This book charts its rise in fleet strength, capability and importance,... more...

  • Empire, Technology and Seapowerby Howard J. Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period. Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and even self-assured. In contrast, this work argues... more...