Battleship

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The first dreadnought battleship was launched in 1906; the last was tied up for the final time at Pearl Harbor in 1998. During the years between, these powerful ships played major roles in both World Wars and in many decisive battles. The story of these battleships represents an important chapter in the more than four-hundred year story of naval warfare.
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Overview

The first dreadnought battleship was launched in 1906; the last was tied up for the final time at Pearl Harbor in 1998. During the years between, these powerful ships played major roles in both World Wars and in many decisive battles. The story of these battleships represents an important chapter in the more than four-hundred year story of naval warfare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780304358106
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Philippine Waters 7
2 Origins, Early Years and Arms Races 10
3 The First World War 53
4 The Inter-War Period: Limitation, Reconstruction and the New 104
5 The Second World War, 1939-1945 154
6 The Last Goodbye 213
Maps 232
Appendices
1 The battleships and battlecruisers of the dreadnought era 238
2 The dreadnought designs 1904-1905 244
3 Principle characteristics of the Dreadnought and Invincible 245
4 The major powers at sea 1 August 1914 246
5 Heligoland 28 August 1914 247
6 The Falklands 8 December 1914 248
7 Dogger Bank 24 January 1915 249
8 The Battle of Jutland 31 May-1 June 1916: orders of battle 251
9 The Allied arrival at Constantinopolis November 1918 255
10 The internment of German warships in the Firth of Forth 21 November 1918 256
11 Battleships and battlecruisers lost during and after the First World War 258
12 The last generation: Europe's built and unbuilt 260
13 Japanese and American capital ship construction after 1937 262
14 Battles and orders of battle: Eastern Solomons to the Philippine Sea August 1942 to June 1944 263
15 The Battle of Leyte Gulf 22-28 October 1944 267
16 Capital ship losses during the Second World War 270
17 The world's battleships and battlecruisers 1905-1998 272
Notes 309
Selected bibliography 327
Index 331
Acknowledgements 352
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