Drawing on extensive research, Angus Konstam offers the reader an essential guide to the Kaiser’s audacious bid for World War I naval glory, explaining how the High Seas Fleet was designed and built, how it operated, and how it fought. Germany’s battle fleet was a modern, balanced force of dreadnought battleships, battlecruisers, cruisers and torpedo boats, using Zeppelins and U-boats for reconnaissance. With spectacular original artwork, maps, 3D diagrams and archive photos, this volume explores the High Seas Fleet, from its ships and technology to its communications, doctrine and logistics, as well as its combat actions from little- known sorties to the great clash with the Grand Fleet at Jutland in 1916.
Author(s): Angus Konstam
First Publishment Date: 28 September 2023