A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI

A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI

by Russell Phillips

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Overview

The Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine -- The Austro-Hungarian Navy -- was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state aboard its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it. During the war, this small but powerful "fleet in being" forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of the Otranto Straits. German and Austro-Hungarian U-boats ran riot in the Mediterranean even though the capital ships almost never left port.

Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed reference of the ships that made up the KuK Kriegsmarine, its operations, and the unique problems this unusual fleet faced, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships built by landlocked Hungary.



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Product Details

BN ID: 2940151742351
Publisher: Shilka Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2011
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 654,469
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Russell Phillips writes books and articles about military technology and history. Born and brought up in a mining village in South Yorkshire, they have lived and worked in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Staffordshire. Russell has always had a deep interest in history and conflicts all over the world, and enjoys sharing their knowledge with others through clear, factual accounts which shine a light on events of the past.

Their articles have been published in Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated, The Wargames Website, and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal. They have been interviewed on BBC Radio Stoke, The WW2 Podcast, Cold War Conversations, and The Voice of Russia. They currently live in Stoke-on-Trent with their wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Dreadnought Battleships
Pre-Dreadnought Battleships
Cruisers
Destroyers and Torpedo Boats
Submarines
Depot Ships
Minelayers
Local Defence Ships
Yachts
Other Vessels
Author's Notes
Sources and Further Reading
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