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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • Around the World Submergedby Edward L. Beach

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    When the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton was commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward L. Beach, planned a routine shakedown cruise in the North Atlantic. Two weeks before the scheduled cruise, however, Beach was summoned to Washington and told of the immediate necessity to prove the reliability of the Rickover-conceived... more...

  • World War II U.S. Navy Vessels in Private Handsby Greg H. Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    During World War II, the U.S. Navy swiftly expanded to include an array of vessels, from smaller yachts and fishing boats bought early in the war for patrol work to fast, modern commercial ships built to haul troops and supplies. After the Allied victory, this diverse fleet became unnecessary and the Navy sold many of its vessels. This comprehensive... more...

  • The Men of the Mary Roseby Ann Stirland

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    A J Stirland uses archaeological and skeletal evidence to give the reader a welcome insight into the lives and soldiers of the Mary Rose, from their ages and height to their health, diet and physical condition. more...

  • Luck on My Sideby John Palmer

    Pen and Sword 2002; US$ 10.99

    Sir John Palmer was at sea for virtually the entire war serving in three ships. During this time he kept a secret diary of events and his reactions and emotions which we are now proud to publish. This book vividly describes the author's many wartime exploits. For the worst period of the Battle of the Atlantic, he was on convoy protection duty in... more...

  • China's Naval Powerby Yves-Heng Lim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The rapid modernization of the Chinese Navy is a well-documented reality of the post-Cold War world. This book makes sense of Chinese priorities in its naval modernization and argues that the orientation of Beijing's choices concerning its naval forces can essentially be explained by China's position as a potential regional hegemony. Lim highlights... more...

  • Small Naviesby Michael Mulqueen; Deborah Sanders; Ian Speller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    History shows how relatively small naval forces can have a disproportionately large impact on global events. This collection, which adopts an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the best new research from the fields of international relations, security studies, strategic studies and maritime history, addresses the roles and activities of small navies... more...

  • Monitors of the Royal Navyby Jim Crossley

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    Monitor warships mounted the biggest guns ever deployed by the Royal Navy, and played an undeniably important part in Allied efforts during World War One and Two. They were built as cheap "disposable" ships made out of redundant bits and pieces which the Admiralty happened to have available which could bring heavy artillery to bear on enemy... more...

  • Front Burnerby Kirk Lippold

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 16.99

    The former Commander of the USS Cole tells the full story of the deadly terrorist attack on his ship and its frustrating, fateful aftermath more...

  • British Naval Strategy East of Suez, 1900-2000by Greg Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 188.00

    This new collection of essays by a panel of established international scholars sheds new light on what some of those influences were and what actions were taken as a result of Britain's Far Eastern commitments. Not only are new evidence and approaches to those issues addressed presented, but new avenues for further research are clearly outlined.... more...

  • Swedish Naval Administration, 1521-1721by Jan Glete

    BRILL 2009; US$ 293.00

    This is a book about how a peasant society created a large navy which was used to conquer and defend a Baltic mpire. It emphasises organisational capabilities rather than maritime skills as essential for early modern navies. more...