County Class Cruisers

Author: Les Brown
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1473833108
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The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.??This volume covers the British 10,000-ton ‘Treaty Cruisers’, thirteen of which were built to three slightly varying designs between the wars. With three funnels and a high freeboard, they were impressive ships, and all enjoyed very active wartime careers - three were involved in the Bismarck action and another with the sinking of the Scharnhorst.

Kent Class Cruisers

Author: General Books LLC
ISBN: 9781155537528
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Chapters: Hms Devonshire, Hmas Canberra, Hms Cumberland, Hms Dorsetshire, Hms Cornwall, Hms Kent, Hms Berwick, Hmas Australia, Hms Suffolk. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 50. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: HMAS Canberra (I33/D33), named after the Australian capital city of Canberra, was a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) heavy cruiser of the Kent sub-class of County class cruisers, which served between 1928 and 1942. She was sunk in the Battle of Savo Island, on 9 August 1942, during World War II. Canberra was laid down by John Brown

Treaty Cruisers

Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844151883
Size: 80.97 MB
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"The Washington Naval Treaty of 1921 and subsequent treaties in the 1930's effectively established the size and composition of the various navies in World War II .... This book traces the political processes which led to the treaties, describe the heavy cruisers designed and built to the same rules by each nation and then considers how the various classes fared in World War II and assesses which were the most successful."--Dust jacket.

Cruisers Of The United Kingdom

Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781157319498
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 198. Chapters: Apollo class cruisers, Arethusa class cruisers (1913), Asama class cruisers, Bahia class cruisers, Canarias class cruisers, Challenger class cruisers, Cold War cruisers of the United Kingdom, County class cruisers, Crown Colony class cruisers, Cruisers of the Royal Navy, Danae class cruisers, Diadem class cruisers, Dido class cruisers, Izumo class cruisers, Korean War cruisers of the United Kingdom, Leander class cruisers, Minotaur class cruisers (1943), Naniwa class cruisers, New Orleans class cruisers (1896), Panther class cruisers, Pearl class cruisers, Pelorus class cruisers, Topaze class cruisers, Town class cruisers (1910), Velasco class cruisers, Victorian era cruisers of the United Kingdom, World War II cruisers of the United Kingdom, World War I cruisers of the United Kingdom, HMS Hampshire, HMS Devonshire, List of cruiser classes of the Royal Navy, HMS Blake, HMS Carnarvon, HMS Belfast, HMS Liverpool, Brazilian cruiser Bahia, HMS Calliope, County-class cruiser, HMS Calypso, HMS Ajax, SMS K nig Wilhelm, HMS Jamaica, HMS Shropshire, HMS Enterprise, Calypso class corvette, HMS Penelope, HMS Edinburgh, HMS Constance, HMS Dragon, HMS Kent, HMS York, HMS Duke of Edinburgh, HMS Defence, HMS Natal, HMS Comus, HMS Danae, HMS Glasgow, HMS Powerful, HMS Exeter, HMS Warrior, HMS Black Prince, HMS Cochrane, USS Albany, HMS Achilles, HMS Bellona, Japanese cruiser Tokiwa, HMS Shannon, HMS Charybdis, HMS Caroline, HMS Pathfinder, HMS Amethyst, HMS Birmingham, Japanese cruiser Asama, HMS Arethusa, HMS Aurora, HMS Hyacinth, HMS Hawkins, HMS Manchester, SS Rajputana, HMS Dorsetshire, HMS Bermuda, HMNZS Achilles, HMS Norfolk, HMS Astraea, HMS Nigeria, HMS Ceres, HMS Uganda, HMS Newfoundland, HMS Curacoa, HMS Sheffield, HMS Gambia, HMS Effingham, HMS Royalist, HMS Sussex, HMS Amphion, HMS Carlisle, Japanese cruiser Izumo, HMS...

British Heavy Cruisers 1939 45

Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780964307
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The idea of a heavy cruiser emerged in the aftermath of World War I, and was closely linked to the limits set by the inter-war Washington Naval Treaty. The pre-World War I concept of armoured cruisers had been abandoned, but in their stead the Admiralty saw a place for powerful cruisers, able to patrol the sea lanes of the British Empire, and which were well-armed enough that they could destroy enemy commerce cruisers. The result was a group of British warships, known as the 'Washington Treaty Cruisers', that did everything the Admiralty wanted, but which conformed to the limits imposed by the treaty. These impressive cruisers were high-sided, spacious and stately Â? perfect peacetime ambassadors for British power. In war they also packed a considerable punch. During World War II the Royal Navy's thirteen heavy cruisers saw service in every theatre of the war, whether facing the Bismarck in the North Atlantic or enduring kamikaze attacks in the Pacific.


Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781157448563
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 158. Chapters: Cruiser classes, Lists of cruisers, Kirov class battlecruiser, List of cruiser classes of the Royal Navy, Tiger class cruiser, Leander class cruiser, Alaska-class cruiser, List of United States Navy cruisers, Kirov class cruiser, County-class cruiser, C class cruiser, Armored cruiser, List of armored cruisers of Germany, Baltimore class cruiser, Scharnhorst class armored cruiser, Roon class armored cruiser, Calypso class corvette, Diadem class cruiser, Prinz Adalbert class armored cruiser, Heavy cruiser, CG(X), Town class cruiser, Dido class cruiser, Hawkins class cruiser, New Orleans class cruiser, Design B-65 cruiser, Zara class cruiser, Ticonderoga-class cruiser, List of cruisers, Crown Colony class cruiser, Deutschland class cruiser, Danae class cruiser, Arethusa class cruiser, Mogami class cruiser, Capitani Romani class cruiser, Astraea class cruiser, Trento class cruiser, Admiral Hipper class cruiser, Tone class cruiser, Nagara class cruiser, Kuma class cruiser, List of cruisers of Germany, Atlanta class cruiser, Slava class cruiser, Agano class cruiser, Edgar class cruiser, Infanta Maria Teresa class armored cruiser, Virginia class cruiser, Monmouth class cruiser, Emerald class cruiser, York class cruiser, Orlando class cruiser, Sverdlov class cruiser, Albany class cruiser, Brooklyn class cruiser, Aragon class cruiser, Alfonso XII class cruiser, Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiser, Cressy class cruiser, Gazelle class cruiser, Duke of Edinburgh class cruiser, Chikuma class cruiser, De Zeven Provinci n class cruiser, Sendai class cruiser, Giuseppe Garibaldi class cruiser, Tsukuba class cruiser, California class cruiser, Devonshire class cruiser, Naniwa class cruiser, Powerful class cruiser, Light cruiser, Minotaur class cruiser, Asama class cruiser, Leahy class cruiser, Kasuga class cruiser, Omaha class cruiser, ...

British Cruisers

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848320787
Size: 34.25 MB
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For most of the twentieth century Britain possessed both the world’s largest merchant fleet and its most extensive overseas territories. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Royal Navy always showed a particular interest in the cruiser – a multi-purpose warship needed in large numbers to defend trade routes and police the empire. Above all other types, the cruiser’s competing demands of quality and quantity placed a heavy burden on designers, and for most of the inter-war years Britain sought to square this circle through international treaties restricting both size and numbers. In the process she virtually invented the heavy cruiser and inspired the large 6in-armed cruiser, neither of which, ironically, served her best interests. For the first time this book seeks to comprehend the full policy background, from which a different and entirely original picture emerges of British cruiser development. After the war the cruiser’s role was reconsidered and the final chapters of the book cover modernisations, the plans for missile-armed ships and the convoluted process that turned the ‘through-deck cruiser’ into the Invincible class light carriers. With detailed appendices of ship data, and illustrated in depth with photos and A D Baker’s specially commissioned plans, British Cruisers truly matches the lofty standards set by Friedman’s previous books on British destroyers.

The Cruiser

Author: David Poyer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 125002059X
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Newly-promoted to Captain, Dan Lenson's first glimpse of his command is of a ship literally high and dry. The USS Savo Island, which carries a classified, never-before-deployed missile defense system, has run aground on an exposed sandbar off Naples. Captain Lenson has to relieve the ship's disgraced skipper and deploy on a secret mission—Operation Stellar Shield—which will take his ship and crew into the dangerous waters bordering the Middle East. As a climate of war builds between Israel and Iraq, with threats of nuclear and chemical weapons, Dan has to rally Savo Island's demoralized crew, confront a mysterious death on board ship, while learning to operate a complex missile system that has not been battle tested. But when the conflict reaches a climax, Dan is forced to make a decision that may cost hundreds of thousands of innocent lives—or may save them, but at the cost of his ship and his career. Filled with dramatic sea adventure, authentic weapons and technology, and distinguished by Poyer's deep understanding of duty and the moral choices made in combat, The Cruiser is the fourteenth novel to feature Dan Lenson in military service that carries him throughout the world.

British Guided Missile Destroyers

Author: Edward Hampshire
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472811186
Size: 75.82 MB
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In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat performance of Britain's guided missile destroyers over half a century. Uniquely among modern destroyers, three of these classes have been tested in battle against the aircraft and missiles of another modern navy - in the Falklands War - as well as being deployed during the Gulf War. Written by an expert on British naval technology, this book assess the changing technology of the Royal Navy's destroyers over half a century, including an examination of the Royal Navy's newest and most capable warship, the Type 45.