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.
|Publisher:||Naval Institute Press|
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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
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