The Illustrated History Of The Submarine Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Edward Horton
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Page : 160
Category : Submarine warfare
ISBN 13 : 9780385056144
Description :



Author : Paul E. Fontenoy
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2007
Page : 447
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1851095632
Description :


From the steam-powered models introduced in World War I to today's nuclear-powered, multiweaponed technological wonders, submarines have revolutionized warfare on the world's seas. This volume follows the extraordinary development of this key component of the world's navies. * Approximately 80 vivid photos and technical illustrations of the most significant submarine models over the past century, from the steam-driven models used in World War I to today's nuclear-powered classes * A reference section provides a comprehensive and concise summary of the designs of every significant submarine class that has operated worldwide since 1900, plus summaries of their service


Author : Chuck Lawliss
Publisher :
Release : 2000
Page : 204
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781580800785
Description :


Here is a concise, readable, and fully-illustrated account of how the modern submarine fleets came to be, from the very first underwater vessel that crossed the Thames in 1620, to the ultra-computerized nuclear submarine that functions as the strategic linchpin for most of today's advanced navies. Including a detailed portrait of life aboard a modern submarine, this fascinating book will appeal to any readers of naval or military history, and especially to the legions of submarine enthusiasts. This new edition of The Submarine Book is updated with a new chapter that speaks to the post-Cold-War environment of the Russian navy and the tragic loss of the Russian submarine Kursk.


Author : Bryan Ranft
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Page : 480
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780198605270
Description :


Throughout its history the Royal Navy has been of great importance for the defense of Britain and has over the centuries entrenched itself in the national psyche, making itself manifest not only through the hero-worship of its principal characters such as Horatio Nelson and Sir Francis Drake but also finding expression through art, music, and literature. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy is the definitive one-volume history of the Royal Navy. The text has now been updated for this paperback edition to cover more recent events and developments, covering every aspect of naval history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the dawn of the new millennium, including terrorist attacks on New York and Washington and the subsequent retaliation on terrorist bases in Afghanistan. With a full chronology, which has been brought up to date to the end of 2001, and an extensive list of further reading, this highly illustrated reference book gives an authoritative and highly readable account of a unique fighting service and its people.


Author : David Owen
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Release : 2007-11-15
Page : 224
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1783468971
Description :


A deep dive into the tactics and technology used to defend against submarines—from the opening of the First World War through World War II and beyond. The submarine was undoubtedly the most potent purely naval weapon of the twentieth century. In two world wars, enemy underwater campaigns were very nearly successful in thwarting Allied hopes of victory—indeed, annihilation of Japanese shipping by US Navy submarines is an indicator of what might have been. That the submarine was usually defeated is a hugely important story in naval history, yet this is the first book to treat the subject as a whole in a readable and accessible manner. It concerns individual heroism and devotion to duty, but also ingenuity, technical advances and originality of tactical thought. What developed was an endless battle between forces above and below the surface, where a successful innovation by one side eventually produces a countermeasure by the other in a lethal struggle for supremacy. Development was not a straight line: wrong ideas and assumptions led to defeat and disaster. “Iconography (with dozens of photographs and often large-format diagrams), a vast bibliography and a complete and documented general approach make this volume a work of great quality and of great interest for all enthusiasts and scholars of this very interesting subject.”—Storia Militare “The modeller will not only find the text engaging but there is a superb collection of photographs and illustrations which of course include submarines, corvettes and destroyers. Subjects which the modeller increasingly appreciates. Highly recommended.”—Model Boats


Author : Larry Kimmett
Margaret Regis
Publisher : Navigator Pub
Release : 1996
Page : 159
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781879932012
Description :


A comprehensive illustrated history of the U.S. submarine campaign in World War II. Includes animated CD highlighting famous submarine patrols.


Author : John Parker
Publisher : Southwater Pub
Release : 2013
Page : 256
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781780192130
Description :


A complete encyclopedia of underwater vessels throughout history, from the Nautilus and Hunley to the nuclear-powered submarines of today. A countr- by-country directory provides an in-depth survey with at-a-glance specifications giving country of origin, length, displacement, speed, armament, propulsion and complement.


Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1862
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Sir George Norman Clark
Publisher : British Heritage Presss
Release : 1983
Page : 320
Category : Great Britain
ISBN 13 : 9780517405314
Description :



Author : John Parker
Publisher : Southwater Pub
Release : 2008
Page : 160
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781844765485
Description :


With over 400 spectacular illustrations and photographs showing complete models in detail, interior machinery and submarines in action, this book is a valuable source of information about early submarines from all over the world, offering a worthy addition to the collection of any naval history enthusiast.


Author : Andrew Wiest
Publisher : Amber Books Ltd
Release : 2014-06-11
Page : 256
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1782742018
Description :


The first truly total war, the ‘war to end all wars’, shocked the world with its scale and brutality. Men from both sides went to war in August 1914 expecting to be home by Christmas, but on the Western and Italian Fronts troops became locked in a grim stalemate of trench warfare. For the first time, advances in both agricultural and industrial production had made it possible to equip and sustain mass armies for years in the field. The Illustrated History of World War I describes a conflict that began with a naval arms race in the early 1900s, and ended in 1918 with the deaths of nearly 23 million soldiers of all nations. As many more would die in the influenza pandemic that raged after the fighting had ceased. The war brought great social, political and military change. The innocence of the Victorian world was gone, replaced by an era of uncertainty. With the aid of more than 250 black-and-white photographs and full-colour artworks, The Illustrated History of World War I recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. Including full colour maps of specific actions and campaigns and feature boxes explaining important events and personalities involved in the conflict, The Illustrated History of World War I provides a graphic and compelling account of the first truly modern war.


Author : Philip Kaplan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-11-17
Page : 240
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1634505549
Description :


See the secret and dangerous world of submarine life and warfare like never before. From the ingenious but impractical designs of seventeenth-century inventors through the nuclear-powered submarines of today, this heavily illustrated volume traces the history of the silent force and the elite corps of men who fought and often died beneath the waves. Though fully describing the development of the submarine, this book’s main focus is on the men who served from World War I through the Cold War. Drawing upon journals, memoirs, and interviews with submariners of the past and present, Philip Kaplan paints a vivid portrait of their lives and experiences. He describes the terrors of waiting for depth charges to explode and the triumph of a torpedo striking its target, as well as the fascinating world of day-to-day life on the sleek, modern boats. With nearly 250 photographs and dozens of interviews—and comprising part of an eight-book series exploring the history of tanks, bombers, and fighter planes—this oversized keepsake volume will appeal to anyone who has served in submarines or been fascinated by this unique service within a service. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Author : Antony Preston
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 144
Category : Submarine warfare
ISBN 13 : 9781897884416
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1965
Page :
Category : Naval art and science
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : William Scanlan Murphy
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Page : 254
Category : Submarines (Ships)
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Page :
Category : Children's periodicals
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Sir Norman Lockyer
Publisher :
Release : 1922
Page :
Category : Electronic journals
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Justin F. Gleichauf
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Release : 1990
Page : 432
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
Description :


During World War II nearly 150,000 Americans served in the U.S. Naval Armed Guard protecting merchant ships and their precious cargoes around the globe, yet this branch of the Navy and its significant contributions to the war effort are little known to the public. As gunners, radio operators, signalmen, and medics assigned to some six thousand merchant ships, the guardsmen helped get desperately needed supplies to their destinations. Often working under horrendous conditions, they frequently engaged the enemy in the U-boat-infested Atlantic, on the deadly Murmansk Run, and in the Mediterranean Pacific, and Indian oceans. To tell their story Justin Gleichauf spent five years gathering material and interviewing more than one hundred Naval Armed Guard veterans. This dramatic narrative history draws heavily on their interviews, and the veterans' lively accounts are supported by an authoritative analysis of their activities. The result is a complete picture of life aboard an astounding variety of vessels, including the famed liberty ships, and a moving tribute to the wartime service of these so-called stepchildren of the U.S. Navy.


Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1943-07
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1981
Page :
Category : India
ISBN 13 :
Description :