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Surface Warfare

Surface Warfare

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  1. Amphibious Assault - Strategy and tactics from Gallipoli to Iraq

    Dr Ian Speller & Dr Christopher Tuck

    From planning and preparation to reaching landing zones, from beachhead consolidation to securing a target, Amphibious Warfare offers the complete picture of the people, strategy and tactics, ships and landing craft, tanks and aircraft, as well as the assaults involved. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs and including a colour plate section of more than 40 artworks, Amphibious Warfare is the complete guide to a form of conflict of increasing relevance to the modern world.
  2. Sea of Death - The Baltic, 1945

    Claes-Goeran Wetterholm

    Amid the turmoil of the dying days of the Second World War, a series of ships were sunk in the Baltic. These terrible disasters add up to be the greatest loss of life ever recorded at sea, but the stories of these ships have been lost from view. While everyone recognises the name Titanic, the names Cap Arcona, Goya, Generalvon Steuben and Thielbek draw little more than blank stares. Claes-Goeran Wetterholm brings the horror of these tragic events to life in this gripping study, first published in Swedish, as he collates the unknown stories of four major shipping disasters, the most terrible in history. Combining archive research with interviews with survivors and the relatives of those who died, Wetterholm vividly conveys his experiences of meeting many witnesses to a forgotten and horrifying piece of history.
  3. The Falklands War - There and Back Again (P/B)

    Mike Norman & Michael Jones

    The Story of Naval Party 8901 Mike Norman and Michael Jones's dramatic account draws upon Norman's vivid recollections, the log book and action reports of the defence of Government House and Stanley, the testimony of Marines under Mike Norman's command and recently released government archives. It is a powerful and moving tribute to men who confronted the Argentinian invaders and then fought to regain the Falklands.
  4. United States Navy Destroyers (Images of War)

    Michael Green

    Rare Photographs from Wartime Archive This classic Images of War book traces the key role played by destroyers of the United States Navy since the first order for 16 in 1898. Prior to the USA's entry into the First World War a further 63 destroyers were commissioned and, due to the U-boat threat, 267 more were authorised by Congress once hostilities were joined. Between 1932 and Pearl Harbor ten new classes totalling 169 destroyers came into service. During the war years American shipyards turned out a further 334 vessels. Of the three classes, the 175 Fletcher-class were judged the most successful. The Cold War years saw the development of seven more classes. More recently 82 of the stealth shaped Arleigh Burke class have been ordered but the futuristic Zumwalt-class programme has been curtailed for cost reasons. Expert author Michael Green is to be commended for compiling this comprehensive account of the USN's impressive destroyer programme with its authoritative text and superb images.
  5. French Battleships, 1922-1956

    John Jordan & Robert Dumas

    The battleships of the Dunkerque and Richelieu classes were the most radical and influential designs of the interwar period, and were coveted by the British, the Germans and the Italians following the Armistice of June 1940. After an extensive refit in the USA, Richelieu went on to serve alongside the Royal Navy during 1943-45. Using a wealth of primary-source material, some of which has only recently been made available, John Jordan and Robert Dumas have embarked on a completely new study of these important and technically interesting ships. A full account of their development is followed by a detailed analysis of their design characteristics, profusely illustrated by inboard profiles and schematic drawings. Twenty-two colour profile and plan views illustrate the ships' appearance at the various stages of their careers.
  6. Type 42 Destroyer HMS Southampton

    Jantinus Mulder

    The primary role of the Type 42 destroyers was providing air defence for the fleet. With their long-range sensors, the ships could also act as radar pickets, sailing ahead of a task group. HMS Southampton was the eighth ship of originally destined to be a 16-ship class, of which two have been exported to Argentina. The type 42 comprised eight Batch 1 vessels, four Batch 2 and four Batch 3 Stretched Type 42.
  7. Bloody Sixteen

    Peter Fey

    The USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 During the Vietnam War Strategy and reality collide in Peter Fey's gripping history of aircraft carrier USS Oriskany's three deployments to Vietnam with Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16). Fey portrays the Oriskany and its heroes in an indelible memorial to the fallen of CVW-16 in hopes that the lessons learned from such strategic disasters are not forgotten in today's sphere of war-bent politics.
  8. US Navy Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers (New Vanguard)

    Mark Stille

    Faced with an increasingly formidable anti-ship cruise missile threat from the Soviet Union in the early days of the Cold War, and with the recent memory of the kamikaze threat from World War II, the USN placed a great priority on developing air defence cruise missiles and getting them to sea to protect the fleet. The first of these missiles were sizable, necessitating large ships to carry them and their sensors, which resulted in the conversion of a mix of heavy and light cruisers. These ships, tasked with protecting carrier groups and acting as flagships, entered service from 1955 and served until 1980.
  9. Fast Combat Support Ship HNLMS Zuiderkruis

    Jantinus Mulder

    HNLMS Zuiderkruis (1975-2012) was the second Fast Combat Support Ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Primarily intended for Replenishment At Sea (RAS=UNREP operations) fuelling NI Task Group and NATO units. As a modern design Zuiderkruis enabled a 'one stop replenishment' and carried also AVCAT, fresh water and stores/spare parts. A helicopter deck facilitated VERTREP.
  10. Seaforth World Naval Review 2020

    Conrad Waters

    Now moving into its second decade, The Seaforth World Naval Review 2020 provides an affordable yet authoritative summary of global naval developments over the past twelve months. Now firmly established as providing the only annual naval overview of its type, The Seaforth World Naval Review is essential reading for anyone - whether enthusiast or professional - interested in contemporary maritime affairs.

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