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British Destroyers - From Earliest Days to the Second World War

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In the late 19th century the advent of the modern torpedo woke the Royal Navy to a potent threat to its domination, not seriously challenged since Trafalgar. For the first time a relatively cheap weapon had the potential to sink the largest, and costliest exponents of sea power. Not surprisingly, Britain's traditional rivals invested heavily in the new technology that promised to overthrow the naval status quo.

The Royal Navy was also quick to adopt the new weapon, but the British concentrated on developing counters to the essentially offensive tactics associated with torpedo-carrying small craft. From these efforts came 'torpedo catchers', torpedo-gunboats and eventually the torpedo-boat destroyer, a type so successful that it eclipsed and the usurped the torpedo-boat itself. With its title shortened to 'destroyer', the type evolved rapidly and was soon in service in many navies, but in none was the evolution as rapid or as radical as in the Royal Navy

This book is the first detailed study of their early days, combining technical history with an appreciation of the changing role of destroyers and the tactics of their deployment. Like all of Friedman's books, it reveals the rationale and not just the process of important technological developments.

Présentation :320 pages, 29.5 x 25.5 x 2.6 cm, relié
Illustration :300 illustrations et N&B
Editeur :Seaforth Publishing (GB, 2009)
EAN:9781848320499
Livre : British Destroyers - From Earliest Days to the Second World War

British Destroyers - From Earliest Days to the Second World War

Langue : anglais

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Royal Navy Destroyers - 1893 to the Present Day

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In 1870 the British Admiralty commended to Parliament the weapon known as the 'Hydrostatic Torpedo', a weapon of surprise and stealth that required a small, speedy craft to launch it, especially in the early days when its range was only half a nautical mile, and thus came to be built HMS Lightning, the first torpedo boat for the Royal Navy.

The potential for the weapon was soon realised and the Admiralty was obliged to find a new design to accommodate it. In 1873 the 'torpedo boat destroyer' was born.
The TBD became indispensable to the navies of the world and in two world wars its importance both as an offensive and defensive weapon for fleet and convoy escort duties showed that no task at sea was too much for the destroyer.
The post-war Royal Navy has seen cutbacks and increased sophistication.

The destroyer - now larger and armed with guided missiles - has seen both, and in this revised and updated second edition Maurice Cocker charts its history, providing much new information and a comprehensive record of the history and appearance of each class. An invaluable reference book for all maritime historians.

Présentation :160 pages, 24.5 x 17.5 x 1.2 cm, broché
Illustration :illustré
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2011)
EAN:9780752461595
Livre : Royal Navy Destroyers - 1893 to the Present Day

Royal Navy Destroyers - 1893 to the Present Day

Langue : anglais

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British Destroyers 1892-1918 (Osprey)

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Presents the history of the first destroyers of the Royal Navy, which revolutionized the way war was fought at sea with new armaments and a great improvement on earlier designs. Moreover, between 1892, when the first destroyers were laid down, and 1918, destroyers evolved radically from 27-knot, 250-ton ships into 35-knot, 1,530-ton ships.

All these ships were involved in some form during World War I; the smaller, original destroyers in an auxiliary support role and the newer, larger destroyers at some of the greatest sea battles of the war.

This account highlights the role the destroyers played in the North Sea during the crucial battles to control the Heliogoland Bight, as well as the major fleet action at the battle of Jutland in 1916.
Complete with a detailed description of the technical evolution of each class of destroyer from the 27-knotters to the Tribal and Marksman classes, Jim Crossley offers a complete overview of the vessels that helped to maintain Britain's naval supremacy.

Présentation :48 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos et des dessins (en N&B et couleurs)
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2009)
Série :New Vanguard (163)
EAN:9781846035142
Livre : British Destroyers 1892-1918 (Osprey)

British Destroyers 1892-1918 (Osprey)

Langue : anglais

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British Destroyers 1939-45 : Pre-war classes (Osprey)

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The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers. Some of these were veterans of World War I, fit only for escort duties. Most though, had been built during the inter-war period, and were regarded as both reliable and versatile.

Danger though lurked across the seas as new destroyers being built in Germany, Italy and Japan were larger and better armoured. So, until the new, larger Tribal-class destroyers could enter service, these vessels would have to hold the line. Used mainly to hunt submarines, protect convoys from aerial attack, and take out other destroyers, these ships served across the globe during the war.

This fully illustrated study is the first in a two-part series on the real workhorses of the wartime Royal Navy, focusing on how these ageing ships took on the formidable navies of the Axis powers.

Présentation :48 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, broché
Illustration :30 photos en N&B et 10 en couleurs
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2017)
Série :New Vanguard (246)
EAN:9781472816368
Livre : British Destroyers 1939-45 : Pre-war classes (Osprey)

British Destroyers 1939-45 : Pre-war classes (Osprey)

Langue : anglais

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British Destroyers 1939-45 - Wartime-built classes (Osprey)

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As the possibility of war loomed in the 1930s, the British Admiralty looked to update their fleet of destroyers to compete with the new ships being built by Germany and Japan, resulting in the commissioning of the powerful Tribal-class.
These were followed by the designing of the first of several slightly smaller ships, which carried fewer guns than the Tribals, but were armed with a greatly enlarged suite of torpedoes.
The first of these, the 'J/K/M class' was followed by a number of wartime variants, with slight changes to their weaponry to suit different wartime roles.
Designed to combat enemy surface warships, aircraft and U-boats, the British built these destroyers to face off against anything the enemy could throw at them.

Using a collection of contemporary photographs and beautiful colour artwork, this is a fascinating new study of the ships that formed the backbone of the Royal Navy during World War II.

Présentation :48 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos en N&B et couleurs
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2017)
Série :New Vanguard (253)
EAN:9781472825803
Livre : British Destroyers 1939-45 - Wartime-built classes (Osprey)

British Destroyers 1939-45 - Wartime-built classes (Osprey)

Langue : anglais

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British Destroyers and Frigates : The Second World War and After

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Since the Second World War the old categories of British destroyer and frigate have tended to merge, a process that this book traces back to the radically different Tribal class destroyers of 1936.
It deals with the development of all the modern destroyer classes that fought the war, looks at the emergency programmes that produced vast numbers of trade protection vessels - sloops, corvettes and frigates - then analyses the pressures that shaped the post-war fleet, and continued to dominate design down to recent years.

Written by America's leading authority, it is an objective but sympathetic view of the difficult economic and political environment in which British designers had to work, and benefits from the author's ability to compare and contrast the US Navy's experience.

Norman Friedman is renowned for his ability to explain the policy and strategy changes that drive design decisions, and his latest book uses previously unpublished material to draw a new and convincing picture of British naval policy over the previous seventy years and more. Hugely successful with enthusiasts and professionals alike from its first publication in 2006, this paperback is the book's third printing.

Présentation :352 pages, 29 x 24.5 cm, broché
Illustration :200+ photos en N&B, vues de profil
Editeur :Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781526702821
Livre : British Destroyers and Frigates : The Second World War and After

British Destroyers and Frigates : The Second World War and After

Langue : anglais

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British Destroyer vs German Destroyer : Narvik 1940 (Osprey)

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The opening months of World War II saw Britain's Royal Navy facing a resurgent German navy, the Kriegsmarine. Following the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in early April 1940, British and German destroyers would clash in a series of battles for control of the Norwegian coast.
The operational environment was especially challenging, with destroyer crews having to contend with variable weather, narrow coastal tracts and possibility of fog and ship breakdowns.

In two engagements at Narvik, the Royal Navy entered the harbour and attacked the loitering German destroyers who had dropped off mountain troops to support the German invasion. The raids were devastating, halving at a stroke the number at Hitler's disposal.

Employing specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a range of sources, this absorbing study traces the evolving technology and tactics employed by the British and German destroyer forces, and assesses the impact of the Narvik clashes on both sides' subsequent development and deployment of destroyers in a range of roles across the world's oceans.

Présentation :80 pages, 25 x 18.5 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos en N&B et couleurs
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2018)
Série :Duel (88)
EAN:9781472828583
Livre : British Destroyer vs German Destroyer : Narvik 1940 (Osprey)

British Destroyer vs German Destroyer : Narvik 1940 (Osprey)

Langue : anglais

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British Destroyers - J-C and Battle Classes (ShipCraft)

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The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans.
The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

A follow-up to ShipCraft 11 on inter-war destroyers, this new volume deals with the later classes which were the most modern British destroyers of the Second World War. Marked by a common single-funnelled silhoutte, they were actually very varied, ranging from the large and powerful J to N flotillas, via the austere 'War Emergency' classes that were built in large numbers, to the radically different 'Battle' class, designed with a powerful AA armament for service in the Pacific.

Présentation :64 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 0.7 cm, broché
Illustration :130 photos et dessins
Editeur :Seaforth Publishing (GB, 2013)
Série :ShipCraft (21)
EAN:9781848321809
Livre : British Destroyers - J-C and Battle Classes (ShipCraft)

British Destroyers - J-C and Battle Classes (ShipCraft)

Langue : anglais

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Town Class Destroyers - A Critical Assessment

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Early in World War II, fifty obsolete US Navy destroyers were transferred to the Royal Navy in return for a 99-year lease British bases in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Newfoundland. Though they were obsolete and far from ideal, they played a vital role in the Royal Navy's campaign. This is their complete story.

Topics covered include the background to the acquisition of the ships - the Battle of the Atlantic; their specification and design, and modifications in RN service; operations and achievements, such as the St Nazaire Raid and finally, losses and accidents. This authoritative text is supported by many contemporary photographs and twenty eight detailed plans prepared specially for this book.

Présentation :96 pages, 22 x 30.5 x 1.6 cm, relié
Illustration :50 photos en N&B, 28 vues de profil
Editeur :The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781785004018
Livre : Town Class Destroyers - A Critical Assessment

Town Class Destroyers - A Critical Assessment

Langue : anglais

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British Guided Missile Destroyers : County-Class, Type 82, Type 42 and Type 45 (Osprey)

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In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare.

This book examines the technology and combat performance of Britain's guided missile destroyers over half a century. Uniquely among modern destroyers, three of these classes have been tested in battle against the aircraft and missiles of another modern navy - in the Falklands War - as well as being deployed during the Gulf War.

Written by an expert on British naval technology, this book assess the changing technology of the Royal Navy's destroyers over half a century, including an examination of the Royal Navy's newest and most capable warship, the Type 45.

Contents: Introduction: the maritime air threat and the defensive missile - The County-class destroyers - The Type 82 destroyer: HMS Bristol - The Type 42: Sheffield-class destroyers - The Type 45: Daring-class destroyers - Operational Service - Conclusion - Bibliography - Index.

Présentation :48 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm, broché
Illustration :20 photos en N&B et 27 en couleurs
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Série :New Vanguard (234)
EAN:9781472811165
Livre : British Guided Missile Destroyers : County-Class, Type 82, Type 42 and Type 45 (Osprey)

British Guided Missile Destroyers : County-Class, Type 82, Type 42 and Type 45 (Osprey)

Langue : anglais

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British Amphibious Assault Ships : From Suez to the Falklands and the present day (Osprey)

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Amphibious assault ships have been at the centre of nearly all of Britain's expeditionary campaigns since World War II, from the Suez crisis of 1956 to operations as far afield as Borneo (1963-66), the Falklands (1982), Sierra Leone (2000) and Iraq (2003). In major operations such as Suez and the Falklands, the use of amphibious assault ships was essential to the military success of the campaigns.

The Suez Crisis saw two of the Royal Navy's former light fleet carriers converted into 'commando carriers' to specialise in amphibious warfare. In the 1960s these were followed by the famous Fearless class ships - the first purpose-built amphibious assault ships in the Royal Navy. With an internal dock, headquarters capability, and multiple landing craft, these 'Landing Platform Docks' were built to project power around the world. When the Falklands were invaded, HMS Fearless was the key to the successful landing in San Carlos.

In the 1990s, a new generation was ordered: the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean and the Albion class LPDs. In recent years Ocean, Albion and Bulwark have been the largest fighting ships of the Royal Navy and have acted as the navy's flagships, as well as being perhaps the most versatile ships in the navy.

This title is an essential guide to British Amphibious Assault Ships across the decades, from the mighty Fearless to the modern Albion.
Packed with full-colour illustrations, contemporary photography, and detailed analysis, this definitive work explores the history, development, and deployment of the Royal Navy's front line.

Présentation :48 pages, 25 x 17 x 0.4 cm, broché
Illustration :photos en N&B et couleurs
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2019)
Série :New Vanguard
EAN:9781472836304
Livre : British Amphibious Assault Ships : From Suez to the Falklands and the present day (Osprey)

British Amphibious Assault Ships : From Suez to the Falklands and the present day (Osprey)

Langue : anglais

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