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THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DESTROYERS, FRIGATES & SUBMARINES


Features 1300 wartime and modern identification photographs: a history of destroyers, frigates and underwater vessels from around the world, including five comprehensive directories of over 380 warships and submarines


Bernard Ireland and John Parker PUB DATE:


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Mar 2011 (UK) June 2011 (US) UK £17.99/US $35.00 (P) 512 (K512)


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• Charts a century of destroyer, frigate and submarine development, starting with the earliest vessels, through the two world wars and the Cold War, through to the incredible machines planned for construction in the 21st century


• Offers comprehensive chronological directories for each type of vessel, from the earliest torpedo boats and first attempts to travel beneath the waves to the mighty warships and submarines of today


• Specification boxes provide at-a-glance information about each vessel’s country of origin, displacement, dimensions, armament, machinery, power, performance and protection


• Includes fascinating quotes from military leaders, a glossary explaining key naval terms and abbreviations, and extensive class lists at the back of the book


About the Authors


Spending a working life with the Royal Naval Scientific Service and its successor organizations, Bernard Ireland gained experience in many aspects of naval research. In a parallel career, he has acted as freelance technical illustrator to major shipping companies and other organizations. He has written many books on maritime technology and history.


John Parker has written more than 35 books published in over 75 editions worldwide, including many acclaimed military and investigative projects and high-profile biographies.


107 ⁄4 x 63 ⁄4


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This fascinating volume is divided into two parts, the first half focusing on the history of destroyers and frigates, and the second on the submarine. Each section has a history and directory featuring the major vessels of that era.The opening section charts the development of the destroyer from its origin as a fragile torpedo boat through to the classic torpedo-armed fleet destroyer.The second half of the book features a history of the submarine and chronicles a century of submarine development. Illustrated with over 1300 photographs and artworks, this authoritative volume provides enthusiasts with key information about the world's destroyers, frigates and submarines.


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