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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • Empire, Technology and Seapowerby 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...

  • 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$ 30.00

    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 Policy (Routledge Revivals)by 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...

  • Life In Nelson's Navyby Dudley Pope

    House of Stratus 2013; US$ 9.99

    This is a well-researched and highly readable account of naval life, both ashore and at sea, from a respected and admired historian and writer of whom it was once written ?An author who really knows Nelson?s navy? (Ramage?s Prize - The Observer) and ?An expert knowledge of naval history? (Ramage at Trafalgar - The Guardian). 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...

  • The Myth of the Press Gangby J. Ross Dancy

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 120.00

    Overturns the generally held view that the press gang was the main means of recruiting seamen by the British navy in the late eighteenth century. more...

  • In the Teeth of the Windby Squadron Leader C P O Bartlette DSC

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    So rapid have been the advances in the science of aeronautics since the end of the First World War that it requires a considerable feat of imagination to cast one's mind back over the comparatively short period of seventy years to the days when Flight Commander Bartlett of the Royal Naval Air Service was flying some of the world's first bombers... more...

  • HMS Bellerophonby Colin Pengelly

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The story of HMS Bellerophon is a record of the many and varied duties which the Royal Navy had to carry out in the period 1793 - 1815. It was involved in the first great fleet action of the War and was involved in the last moments of the struggle with the surrender of Napoleon. The 74-gun ship was the standard unit in the line of battle, Bellerophon... more...

  • RHNS Averofby John Carr

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.50

    Built at Livorno in 1910, the 10,000-ton RHNS Averof had the distinction of being the flagship, and by far the biggest warship, of the Royal Hellenic Navy until 1951. More than a century after its construction, she is still afloat, one of just three armoured cruisers still in existence in the world. Originally intended for the Italian navy, the ship... more...