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1 online resource (145 pages) : illustrations, photographs.
Beginning with a pictorial essay on battleship construction in the 1930s and 1940s, this new book looks at the various design facets of the last great capital ships of the world's navies. Kaplan offers us a glimpse into those massive American and German navy yards and construction facilities that were put to use during this time, acquainting us with the arenas in which these final examples of battleship technology were laid down, built up, launched, fitted out, commissioned and taken out to sea. The book roots itself in a period of monumental change within the history of contemporary warfare. With the baton being passed from the battleship community to that of the aircraft carrier, the iconic battleship was gradually superseded by a new and even more threatening weapons system. It was destined to be consigned to the history books, whilst newer, slicker and more efficient fighting machines took precedence. This publication serves as a tribute to a lost legend of naval warfare. There is a look at some of modern history's most significant battleships, relaying their thrilling stories, defining characteristics and eventual fates.Ships featured include Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Warspite, Tirpitz and Yamato. The book is completed with 'Fast and Last', a visit on board the four final examples of battleship technology and design, the last serving battleships USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Wisconsin, and USS Missouri. Their Second World War careers are recounted, as are the qualities that made them special.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783463077 20180924

2. Battleship [2002]

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352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
For the first 40 years of the twentieth century, the battleship - or rather, the idea of the battleship - ruled the high seas. Britain and Germany, America and Japan, France, Italy and Russia: all invested hugely in the power and prestige which these behemoths could project. But long before the end of the Second World War, the battleship was dead in the water - either literally, most often sunk by carrier-borne aircraft, or metaphorically, deprived of a raison d'etre in the war at sea. It was an extraordinary and, for many, entirely unexpected reversal of fortunes. HP Willmott traces the story of the battleship from start to finish. He points out the fallacies underlying the Anglo-German naval race in the years before the First World War. He takes issue with the orthodox view of Jutland and claims it as the greatest British naval victory. He reassesses the interwar Washington and London treaties and looks closely at the vessels which resulted from their strictures. He contrasts the plans navies then made for their battlefleets, and gives a comprehensive account of the triumphs and disasters that attended the deployment of battleships during the Second World War. "Battleship" is an elegy for a magnificent class of warship. It is also a fascinating and often controversial analysis of how these ships came to be, and why ultimately they failed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780304358106 20160527
Green Library
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320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
Book
151 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Hoover Library
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407 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Hoover Library
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xxxi, 691 p. ; 23 cm.
Hoover Library
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271 p. : ill (some col.); 21 x 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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409 p.
  • Introduction - a fatal vision-- in the beginning - traditions of the naval world-- upon this rock - the technological revolution and the prophet Mahan-- crusaders in blue and the grail of seapower-- sacred vessel - the dreadnought-- martyrdom - dreadnoughts in the wake of Versailles-- requiem - the Washington Naval Conference-- life after death - rehabilitating the dreadnought-- conclusion - vampires of seapower.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813311166 20160528
This irreverent account of the modern battleship and its place in American naval history argues that the vaunted battleship was in fact never an effective weapon of war. For many decades the world's navies raced to build battleships at the expense of more effective forms of naval force. Dreadnoughts became the international currency of great power status, subject to the same anxious accountancy as nuclear weapons today. The author contends that the battleships actually have never played an important role in the outcome of any modern war, but nevertheless have continued to be built and rebuilt - and revered by many - right up to the present. The book aims to be a cautionary tale about the often unacknowledged influence of human faith, culture and tradition on the important, costly and supposedly rational process of nations arming themselves for war. The author also wrote "Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813311166 20160528
Green Library
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1 online resource (153 pages) : illustrations, photographs
The warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subject in naval history with an almost uncountable number of books devoted to them. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships it is difficult to beat a series of six volumes written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. These have been out of print for ten years or more and are now much sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, so this new modestly priced reprint of the series will be widely welcomed. The first volume, appropriately, is devoted to the Kriesmarine's largest and most powerful units, the battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz, whose careers stand in stark contrast to each other - one with a glorious but short life, while the other was to spend a hunted existence in Norwegian fjords, all the time posing a threat to Allied sea communications, while attacked by everything from midget submarines to heavy bombers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848321977 20180604
Book
128 p. : numerous ill. ; 18 x 25 cm.
Green Library
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232 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
223 p. : ill., maps ; 22 x 31 cm.
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175 p. : ill., maps, plans, ports ; 26 cm.
Green Library
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3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
  • Volume III. The Yamato Class and subsequent planning : with 87 photos, 202 figures / drawings, 15 maps / track charts, 60 tables
Green Library
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2 v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • v. 1. From Graf Spee to Bismarck, 1931-1941
  • v. 2. From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz, 1942-1944.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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159 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Development and construction : Bismark class (technical layout
  • scale plans)
  • The battleship Bismark
  • The battleship Tirpitz.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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279 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Green Library
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224 p. : ill., maps : 26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
The battleships of the Third Reich have been written about exhaustively, but there is little in English devoted to their predecessors of the Second Reich. This new book fills an important gap in the literature of the period by covering these German capital ships in detail and studying the full span of battleship development during this period. The book is arranged as a chronological narrative, with technical details, construction schedules and ultimate fates tabulated throughout, thus avoiding the sometimes disjointed structure that can result from a class-by-class approach. Heavily illustrated with line work and photographs, many from German sources, the book offers readers a fresh visual look at these ships, beyond the limited range of images available from UK sources. A key objective of the book is to make available a full synthesis of the published fruits of archival research by German writers found in the pre-WW2 books of Koop & Schmolke, Grossmer's on the construction programme of the dreadnaught era, Forstmeier & Breyer on WW1 projects, and Schenk & Nottelmann's papers in Warship International.As well as providing data not available in English-language books, these sources correct significant errors in the 'standard' English sources. This entirely fresh study will appeal to historians of WWI German naval developments as well as to enthusiasts and modelmakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848322295 20160718
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