Expendable Glory: A Russian Battleship in the Baltic 1915-1917

Expendable Glory: A Russian Battleship in the Baltic 1915-1917

by George Nekrasov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880335343

ISBN-13: 9780880335348

Pub. Date: 05/05/2004

Publisher: East European Monographs

This is the dramatic story of how a single obsolescent Russian battleship named Slava, or "Glory," managed for more than two years during World War I to stave off the might of the German navy. Anchored in the Gulf of Riga and supported by a collection of gunboats and old destroyers from Russia's Baltic Fleet, this old battleship was considered expendable. In 1915

Overview

This is the dramatic story of how a single obsolescent Russian battleship named Slava, or "Glory," managed for more than two years during World War I to stave off the might of the German navy. Anchored in the Gulf of Riga and supported by a collection of gunboats and old destroyers from Russia's Baltic Fleet, this old battleship was considered expendable. In 1915 it lived up to its name by playing a vital, yet underappreciated role in the outcome of the war, preventing the German advance against Petrograd, the capital of Imperial Russia and a major industrial center.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880335348
Publisher:
East European Monographs
Publication date:
05/05/2004
Series:
East European Monographs
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsv
Introduction1
1The Ship3
2The Midshipmen's Training Squadron9
3The Baltic Sea--An Old Battleground19
4Service in the Baltic27
5The War Begins33
6Gulf of Riga--First Phase43
7Gulf of Riga--The Struggle Continues57
8Into a Turbulent Future69
9The Fateful Winter77
10REturn to the Gulf of Riga85
11The Loss of the Gulf of Riga93
12Slava's Last Battle101
13Aftermath and Controversy109
14Epilogue117
Appendix 1Russian Rank Structure123
Appendix 2A. P. Waxmouth--Biographical Notes126
Notes128
References137
Illustrations: Maps, Plates and Photographs139

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