On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War

On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War


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On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War by Vincent O'Hara, W. David Dickson, Richard Worth

On Seas Contested is an in-depth analysis of the Second World War's seven major navies. A team of expert naval historians have contributed chapters outlining the navies of the United States, the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, and the Soviet Union. Each chapter consistently details key features such as weaponry, training, logistics, and doctrine. This definitive work will be a standard reference for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591146421
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 02/15/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Vincent P. O'Hara is an independent scholar and the author of nine works including five published by the Naval Institute Press, most recently Torch. His articles have appeared in the Naval War College Review, Warship, MHQ, Storia Militare, and other periodicals and journals. He holds a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

W. David Dickson is an expert on Japanese naval doctrine and is the author The Battle of the Philippine Sea. He lives in Hernando, MS.

Richard Worth, who specializes in warship design, is the author of several books, including Fleets of World War II. He lives in Bolivar, MO.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

chapter 1 France: The Marine Nationale John Jordan 1

chapter 2 Germany: The Kriegsmarine Peter Schenk Karsten Klein Axel Niestlé Dieter Thomaier Berndt R. Wenzel 39

chapter 3 Great Britain: The Royal Navy David Wragg 80

chapter 4 Italy: The Regia Marina Enrico Cemuschi Vincent P. O'Hara 123

chapter 5 Japan: The Teikoku Kaigun Mark Peattie 157

chapter 6 USA: The United States Navy Trent Hone 209

chapter 7 USSR: The Voenno-morskoi Flot SSSR Stephen McLaughlin 253

appendix 1 Guns and Torpedoes 291

appendix 2 Comparative Ranks 301

appendix 3 Conversions and Abbreviations 303

Notes 307

Bibliography 313

Index 323

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