Fleets Of World War II

For the first time ever for a popular audience, an extraordinary single volume that describes-and assesses in no-holds-barred fashion-every navy that took part in the Second World War

Author: Richard Worth

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

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Category: History

Page: 375

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For the first time ever for a popular audience, an extraordinary single volume that describes-and assesses in no-holds-barred fashion-every navy that took part in the Second World War

Hitler s Secret Pirate Fleet

This edition of Keller's autobiography is the first major version available in more than 50 years that nearly replicates Keller's work with letters and commentary as it was first published in 1903.

Author: James P. Duffy

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803266520

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 556

This edition of Keller's autobiography is the first major version available in more than 50 years that nearly replicates Keller's work with letters and commentary as it was first published in 1903.

Fleets of World War II revised Edition

Fleets of World War II pins down the warships' actual qualities, a nation-by-nation survey covering everything from the mightiest battlewagons to modest patrol craft.After fifteen years as a staple of naval research, Fleets of World War II ...

Author: Richard Worth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781608882250

Category:

Page: 778

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Caught up in global chaos, the navies of World War II had to fight campaigns that rarely matched prewar planning. Each country found itself adapting its fleet compositions, ship designs, personnel training, and weaponry to ever-changing circumstances and ever-fluctuating resources-with varying degrees of success.An understanding of the successes and failures requires an uncompromising critique of the tools of war. Fleets of World War II pins down the warships' actual qualities, a nation-by-nation survey covering everything from the mightiest battlewagons to modest patrol craft.After fifteen years as a staple of naval research, Fleets of World War II now appears in this updated edition with expanded text and more than 150 photographs.Praise for the first edition: "With a substantial library of good books on the fighting ships of the last century and a half, I am glad to add Richard Worth's Fleets of World War II to my collection." -Frank Uhlig, Jr., U. S. Naval War College"This one book contains a perfect distillation of facts, theory and application on almost any ship that saw use in World War II." -Wargamer.com"Fleets of World War II probably represents the best single-volume comprehensive treatment of World War II warships available today." -William J. Jurens, Warship Internationa

Sunken Ships World War II

Each of the more than 350 pages of this book is packed with minute informa-tion on each sunken vessel.

Author: Karl E. Heden

Publisher: Branden Books

ISBN: 0828321183

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 491

Sunken Ships of World War II is truly one of the greatest compendiums of naval history that has ever been put together. Not only does it give an exhaustive chronology of events and ac-tions of the United States Navy, it also contains listings of the Al-lies (American and English) and of the Axis (Japanese, German and Italian) naval losses wherever they took place. Each of the more than 350 pages of this book is packed with minute informa-tion on each sunken vessel. Entries also include the most available information on the commanders, crews, size, displacement and location in degrees of each vessel, the battles, the forces, and just about any other particular information of interest on each vessel. By any measurement Sunken Ships of World War II stands alone for its depth and breath of the information revealed in its detailed pages

Ships of the Esso Fleet in World War II

Author: Standard Oil Company

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Merchant marine

Page: 516

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The Fleet the Gods Forgot

The heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet at the outbreak of World War II and their disastrous encounter with vastly superior Japanese forces.

Author: Walter G. Winslow

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612512933

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 722

The heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet at the outbreak of World War II and their disastrous encounter with vastly superior Japanese forces.

The British Pacific Fleet in World War II

"This book formed part of an earlier book that I wrote, "A Midshipman's Story" ... it is, with very few changes other than some additional pictures, the same account of the British Pacific Fleet as found in Book II in, "A Midshipman's Story ...

Author: Waite Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781481740371

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 826

A blow-by-blow eye-witness account of the British Pacific Fleet's participation in the invasion of Okinawa and the attacks on the Japanese homeland.

To Crown the Waves

The only comparative analysis available of the great navies of World War I, this work studies the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, the German Kaiserliche Marine, the United States Navy, the French Marine Nationale, the Italian Regia Marina ...

Author: Vincent OÕHara

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612512690

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 413

The only comparative analysis available of the great navies of World War I, this work studies the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, the German Kaiserliche Marine, the United States Navy, the French Marine Nationale, the Italian Regia Marina, the Austro-Hungarian Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine, and the Imperial Russian Navy to demonstrate why the war was won, not in the trenches, but upon the waves. It explains why these seven fleets fought the way they did and why the war at sea did not develop as the admiralties and politicians of 1914 expected. After discussing each navy’s goals and circumstances and how their individual characteristics impacted the way they fought, the authors deliver a side-by-side analysis of the conflict’s fleets, with each chapter covering a single navy. Parallel chapter structures assure consistent coverage of each fleet—history, training, organization, doctrine, materiel, and operations—and allow readers to easily compare information among the various navies. The book clearly demonstrates how the naval war was a collision of 19th century concepts with 20th century weapons that fostered unprecedented development within each navy and sparked the evolution of the submarine and aircraft carrier. The work is free from the national bias that infects so many other books on World War I navies. As they pioneer new ways of viewing the conflict, the authors provide insights and material that would otherwise require a massive library and mastery of multiple languages. Such a study has special relevance today as 20th-century navies struggle to adapt to 21st-century technologies.

The Silent Service in World War II

It also contains a brief history of the submarine and a discussion of patrol routines. This is the most complete technical guide to the boats that won WWII in the Pacific. Nothing close to it was ever assembled before, or since.

Author:

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411677536

Category: Transportation

Page: 254

View: 983

Originally published by the U.S. Navy in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine uses the USS Perch SS313 to explain operating principles, technologies, and systems. It contains numerous diagrams and photos and offers definitions of components and terminology. It provides descriptions of various systems such as ballast tanks, trim, ventilation and steering. It also contains a brief history of the submarine and a discussion of patrol routines. This is the most complete technical guide to the boats that won WWII in the Pacific. Nothing close to it was ever assembled before, or since. Periscopefilm.com's affordable reprint comes in a soft bound edition with attractive covers. Although some of the book has been reformatted, and color images are reproduced in black and white, all of the original content is preserved. (A color supplement is also available). This is a must-have for anyone interested in submarines and an important reference for any historian, docent, or modeler.

The Navy of World War II 1922 1947

From the fleet attacked at Pearl Harbor, to those that fought valiantly in the Battle of the Guadalcanal, to the official surrender of the Japanese on the deck of the USS Missouri, this latest volume is the definitive guide to the warships ...

Author: Paul H. Silverstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041597898X

Category: History

Page: 428

View: 105

The Navy of World War II, 1922-1946 comprehensively covers the vessels that defined this momentous 24-year period in U.S. naval history. Beginning with the lean, pared-down navy created by the treaty at the Washington Naval Conference, and ending with the massive, awe-inspiring fleets that led the Allies to victory in the Second World War, the fourth volume in the celebrated U.S. Navy Warship series presents a detailed guide to all the warships that exhibited the might of the U.S. Navy to the fullest. Showcasing all the ships--both the famous and the often overlooked-that propelled the U.S Navy to prominence in the first half of the twentieth century, The Navy of World War II catalogues all the warships from this era, including those that did battle in the European, Mediterranean, and Pacific Theaters from 1941-1946. From the fleet attacked at Pearl Harbor, to those that fought valiantly in the Battle of the Guadalcanal, to the official surrender of the Japanese on the deck of the USS Missouri, this latest volume is the definitive guide to the warships that defined this pivotal period in U.S. naval history. Each volume in the U.S. Navy Warship series represents the most meticulous scholarship for its particular era, providing an authoritative account of every ship in the history of the U. S. Navy from its first incarnation as the Continental Navy to its present position as one of the world's most formidable naval superpowers. Featuring convenient, easy-to-read tabular lists, every book in the series includes an abundance of illustrations, some never before published, along with figures for actions fought, damages sustained, casualties suffered, prizes taken, and ships sunk, ultimately making the series an indispensable reference tool for maritime buffs and military historians alike. A further article about Paul Silverstone and the Navy Warships series can be found at: http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11s18s180&SecId=180&AId=58892&ATypeId=1

Splinter Fleet

This work restores the plucky little ships to their hard-earned status as significant members of the fleet.

Author: Theodore Treadwell

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612513646

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 375

Hastily built at the onset of World War II to stop German U-boats from taking their toll on Allied shipping, the 110-foot wooden subchasers were the smallest commissioned warships in the U.S. Navy yet they saw as much action as ships ten times their size. In every theater of war these “expendable” work-horses of the fleet escorted countless convoys of slow-moving ships through submarine-infested waters, conducted endless mind-numbing anti-submarine patrols, and were used in hundreds of amphibious operations. Some subchasers worked as gunboats to search for and destroy enemy barges. Others rescued downed airmen and retrieved drowning soldiers under heavy enemy fire. During the German occupation of Norway, three American-built subchasers and their Norwegian crews came to be known as “The Shetlands Bus” for their clandestine work as ferries—the only link between Norway and the free world. This book, written by the commander of one of the subchasers, defines their place in naval history and gives readers a taste of life aboard the wooden warships. Ringing with authenticity, it describes the cramped quarters and unforgiving seas as well as the tenacious courage and close bonds formed by the men as they sought out the enemy and confronted nature. Long overshadowed by the larger, faster warships and more glamorous PT boats of World War II, subchasers, until now, have been mostly forgotten. This work restores the plucky little ships to their hard-earned status as significant members of the fleet.

The Great Ships

Authoritative study of the battleship in World War II Stirring episodes of naval combat Covers the famous chase after the Bismarck/i>, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions Although naval ...

Author: Peter Charles Smith

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811735141

Category: History

Page: 475

View: 619

Authoritative study of the battleship in World War II Stirring episodes of naval combat Covers the famous chase after the Bismarck/i>, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions Although naval development before World War II focused on aircraft carriers, the British nevertheless had seventy battleships--larger and more powerful than ever before--under construction at the outbreak of the war. Indeed, one of the Allies' first successes came in December 1939 when British ships hunted down and successfully engaged the German Graf Spee off the coast of South America. The war would hasten the battleship's decline, but not before producing dramatic moments at sea.

Britain s Fleet Air Arm in World War II

The 'Air Branch' of the Royal Navy that was to carve its name into maritime history as the Fleet Air Arm faced an 'orphan' existence up to 1937 when the Admiralty, having handed over control in 1918 to the RAF, resumed charge of its ...

Author: Ron Mackay

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764321313

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 721

The Air Branch of the Royal Navy that was to carve its name into maritime history as the Fleet Air Arm faced an orphan existence up to 1937 when the Admiralty, having handed over control in 1918 to the RAF, resumed charge of its aviators. The Force was poorly equipped and dangerously short of qualified personnel with which to effectively challenge its Axis adversaries, and suffered accordingly in the initial stages of World War II. The provision of superior carrier aircraft designs (primarily from the U.S. Grumman and Chance-Vought companies), and a similar whole-sale expansion in Fleet and Escort carriers (most of the latter supplied from American shipyards), as well as the personnel with which to operate the warships and aircraft ensured that by 1943 the Fleet Air Arm was an all-round, efficient Force capable of independent combat operations in all the major War Zones right up to VJ-Day.

32 in 44

This book analyzes the factors behind the small yard s record-setting production, including streamlined operations, innovative management practices, the Navy s commitment to develop the yard s resources as an alternative to private industry ...

Author: Rodney K. Watterson

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 9781591149538

Category: History

Page: 171

View: 891

In the 1930s, the Portsmouth Navy Yard in New Hampshire built less than two submarines a year, yet in 1944 it completed an astonishing 32 submarines, and over the course of the war produced 37 per cent of all U.S. submarines. This book analyzes the factors behind the small yard s record-setting production, including streamlined operations, innovative management practices, the Navy s commitment to develop the yard s resources as an alternative to private industry, and the yard s ability to adapt quickly to a decentralized wartime shipbuilding environment. The author highlights similarities betw.

The Era of World War II

THE LIBERTY SHIPS . Cornell Maritime Press , 1970 . VM391938 . U.S. "
emergency " type cargo ships . 224 p . Smith , S. E. , ed . THE UNITED STATES
NAVY IN WORLD WAR II . New York : William Morrow & Company , 1966. 1049 p
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Author: Louise A. Arnold-Friend

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Government publications

Page: 299

View: 996


U S Army Ships and Watercraft of World War II

Author: David Hubert Grover

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 280

View: 216


Hospital Ships of World War II

This richly illustrated work covers all 39 ships that served as U.S. Navy and Army hospital ships during World War II. Each ship's history is fully covered, concentrating on the ship's hospital service.

Author: Emory A. Massman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476609632

Category: Transportation

Page: 509

View: 801

The first U.S. hospital ship of World War II saw service in mid–1943. By war’s end, the fleet had carried nearly 17,000 sick and wounded home. This richly illustrated work covers all 39 ships that served as U.S. Navy and Army hospital ships during World War II. Each ship’s history is fully covered, concentrating on the ship’s hospital service. Information is presented on each ship’s personnel, the handling of patients, types of wounds and diseases encountered, and life aboard the ships. General layouts of the ships and technical data are also included. Biographies are provided on persons for whom ships were named.

World War Ii Ships of Japan

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230628608

Category:

Page: 54

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: World War II merchant ships of Japan, World War II naval ships of Japan, World War II passenger ships of Japan, No.1 class auxiliary submarine chaser, Kawasaki type oiler, No.101 class landing ship, Kamikawa Maru class cargo ship, No.13 class submarine chaser, List of Japanese hell ships, MV Seisho Maru, Sokuten class minelayer, No.1 class auxiliary patrol boat, Hiburi class escort ship, No.1 class auxiliary minesweeper, No.1 class landing ship, No.31 class patrol boat, Sokuten class auxiliary minelayer, Jingei class submarine tender, No.19 class minesweeper, Hikawa Maru class ocean liner, H koku Maru class ocean liner, No.1 class submarine chaser, Japanese battleship Fuji, No.251 class auxiliary submarine chaser, No.1 class minesweeper, Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II, Japanese torpedo boat Tomozuru, Asama Maru, Hatsutaka class minelayer, List of Japanese Navy ships and war vessels in World War II, Japanese submarine tender Komahashi, SS-class landing ship, Japanese cruiser Yahagi, No.13 class minesweeper, No.4 class submarine chaser, No.1 class patrol boat, tori class torpedo boat, Kinesaki class food supply ship, Montevideo Maru, USS Federal, Natsushima class minelayer, Terukuni Maru class ocean liner, Tatsuta Maru, USS Genesee, Kamishima class minelayer, No.7 class minesweeper, Notoro class oiler, S ya, Italian ship Ramb II, Kasuga Maru, No.1 class auxiliary minelayer, Ondo class oiler, Japanese gunboat Uji, Japanese repair ship Akashi, Yawata Maru, Hashima class cable layer, Japanese gunboat Hashidate, Japanese food supply ship Irako, Tsubame class minelayer, Nitta Maru, SS Kembu Maru, Japanese fleet oiler Kazahaya, Japanese fleet oiler Hario, Tsushima Maru, Sunosaki class combat support ship, Awazisan Maru, Muroto class collier, Ashizuri class combat support ship, Yoshida Maru, Japanese fleet oiler...

Federal Records of World War II Military agencies

Submarine Force , Pacific Fleet When the United States entered World War II ,
submarines in the 1223 Pacific Fleet constituted a type command under the
Scouting Force . Effective January 1 , 1942 , Submarines , Scouting Force ,
became a ...

Author: United States. National Archives and Records Service

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Category: Archives

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Secret Fleets

Contrary to what many Australians believe, during the first year of World War II, Japanese submarines were active in Australian waters and Japanese spy planes made surveillance flights over our major cities.

Author: Lynne Cairns

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781920843526

Category: Fremantle (W.A.)

Page: 208

View: 563

Contrary to what many Australians believe, during 1942 Japanese submarines were active in Australian waters and Japanese spy planes made surveillance flights over our major cities. With enemy submarines patrolling off the Western Australian coast, Fremantle became an important international submarine base, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. During the war Fremantle played host to over 170 Allied submarines, with submarines of the United States,British and Dutch navies making a total of 416 war patrols out of the port between March 1942 and August 1945. The secrecy surrounding the operation of the Fremantle submarine base meant that its existence was little known at the time and, until now, has been largely forgotten by history.