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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • 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. The Palestine Patrol, as it became known, illustrates clearly the problems facing navies conducting operations... more...

  • Technology and the Mid-Victorian Royal Navy: Ironcby Howard J. Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • 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    Illustrated with 200 official admiralty photographs, many of them previously unpublished, this book traces the development of Royal Naval ship design in a period of immense change.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...

  • Navies and Foreign Policyby Ken Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular situations, and how the relevant organisations can... more...

  • At the Helm of USS Americaby James E. Wise Jr.; Scott Baron

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Only the best officers are given command of U.S. Navy ships, and only the elite of these are selected for aircraft carriers. The USS America was the third of four Kitty Hawk-class super-carriers. Commissioned in 1965, decommissioned in 1996, she served three times in Vietnam, and once each in Libya, the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. This book profiles the... more...

  • Options for Funding Aircraft Carriersby John Birkler

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    This work examines alternatives to full-funding strategy (appropriation of enough money for an entire construction project in the initial year of construction) for funding aircraft carriers. more...

  • A Preliminary Analysis of Advance Appropriations as a Budgeting Method for Navy Ship Procurementsby Irv Blickstein; Giles Smith

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Most US Navy ship procurements have been budgeted on a full-funding policy, whereby the entire cost of a ship is included in the congressional budget for the year of construction start. This title examines different ways in which advance appropriations can be applied to Navy shipbuilding. more...