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Great Naval Blunders: History's Worst Sea Battle Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day
     

Great Naval Blunders: History's Worst Sea Battle Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day

by Geoffrey Regan
 

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From the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight, to the HMS Trinidad, a British cruiser that managed to torpedo itself, this copiously illustrated collection of incompetence on the high seas takes a serious if often entertaining look at the misjudgments of captains, fleet commanders, and ship designers from Roman

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From the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight, to the HMS Trinidad, a British cruiser that managed to torpedo itself, this copiously illustrated collection of incompetence on the high seas takes a serious if often entertaining look at the misjudgments of captains, fleet commanders, and ship designers from Roman times to the present day. Full of jaw-dropping anecdotes, Great Naval Blunders proves the old adage, "Worse things happen at sea."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780233003504
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
373,960
Product dimensions:
12.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Regan wrote 30 historical and educational books, including Naval Blunders, Historical Blunders, Royal Blunders, Flying Blunders, Blue on Blue, and Fight or Flight. He was the Series Consultant for Channel 4's Great Military Blunders series, broadcast in 2000.

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