By Richard Metz
By Richard Metz
By William H. Miller
In this interesting publication, William H. Miller appears at a few of the newer mess ups to have befallen the sea liners of the realm. specific realization is paid to the Andrea Doria, which ignited fierce debate and won overseas infamy because it sunk in 1956 at a price of greater than fifty lives – nonetheless, this day, the worst maritime catastrophe in American waters for over a century. Others featured comprise the Normandie, stated to be the main very good Atlantic liner of all time, former Blue Riband-holder SS Rex and plenty of others.
Utilising an intensive choice of infrequent photos, Miller sheds mild not just at the failures themselves, but additionally years of trustworthy provider sooner than catastrophe. Captured either of their pomp and within the aftermath in their darkest hour, this gorgeous number of infrequent photographs is key to somebody with an curiosity in ocean-liner background or maritime disasters.
By Ian M. Malcolm
Best vendor Dangerous Voyaging indicates what it used to be prefer to be at sea in the course of the moment global struggle: fairly within the early years while the u-boats had the higher hand and naval escorts have been in such brief provide that the service provider ships had very little defense. And, if this weren’t undesirable adequate, a seaman’s wages stopped while his send was once sunk; considering he had ceased operating for his enterprise. Please seek on 'Dangerous Voyaging' to learn first-class studies .
Dangerous Voyaging 2 is the sequel to risky Voyaging.
Fortunes of War describes what occurred to the various ships indexed in quantity XIV of The Marine Observer of 1937, and likewise tells the tales of 3 wartime voyages made via a Blue Funnel midshipman.
Mined Coasts - even if as much as one million mines have been laid in the course of WWII, and have been a continuing threat to vessels crusing in coastal waters, most people hasn't ever been conscious of the big toll they took on either ships and lives. A Fishing Vessel part is included.
Note: All 4 books can be bought individually within the Kindle Store.
By William M. McBride
Navies have constantly been technologically subtle, from the traditional world's trireme galleys and the Age of Sail's ships-of-the-line to the dreadnoughts of worldwide struggle I and cutting-edge nuclear-powered plane companies and submarines. but every one huge technical innovation has met with resistance or even hostility from these officials who, adhering to a well-recognized warrior ethos, have grown used to a undeniable kind of scuffling with. In Technological swap and the USA Navy, William M. McBride examines how the army handled technological change―from the tip of the Civil warfare during the "age of the battleship"―as know-how turned extra advanced and the state assumed a world position. even supposing steam engines in general made their mark within the maritime international through 1865, for instance, and proved valuable to the Union riverine army throughout the Civil struggle, a backlash in the carrier later built opposed to either steam engines and the engineers who ran them. Early within the 20th century the massive dreadnought battleship initially met comparable resistance from a few officials, together with the recognized Alfred Thayer Mahan, and their business and political allies. throughout the first half the 20 th century the battleship exercised a dominant impact on those that built the nation's thoughts and operational plans―at an analogous time that advances in submarines and fixed-wing plane advanced the image and undermined the battleship's superiority.
In any given interval, argues McBride, a few applied sciences in the beginning threaten the navy's snapshot of itself. specialist jealousies and insecurities, lack of knowledge, and hidebound traditions arguably inspired the officer corps on issues of expertise up to issues approximately nationwide defense, and McBride contends that this dynamic persists this day. McBride additionally demonstrates the interaction among technological innovation and different impacts on naval adaptability―international commitments, strategic thoughts, government-industrial kin, and the consistent impact of household politics. not easy technological determinism, he uncovers the conflicting attitudes towards know-how that guided naval coverage among the top of the Civil conflict and the dawning of the nuclear age. The evolution and endurance of the "battleship navy," he argues, supply direct perception into the dominance of the aircraft-carrier paradigm after 1945 and into the twenty-first century.
By Mike Roussel
By Adam Woog
By Travis Morris
By Annalies Corbin,Roderick Sprague
By Rankov,Boris,Boris Rankov
By James S. Reyburn