Warship Volume XXII 1999-2000 by Edited by Antony Preston soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Conway Maritime Press, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;
From the cover: THE BUILDING OF NUMBERS 294 & 295: The Laird Rams
Arnold A Putnam gives an absorbing account of the building of these controversial American Civil War ships, as well as the diplomatic manoeuvring undertaken to prevent their delivery to the Confederacy.
THE SEA OF AZOV EXPEDITION, 1855
Eur Ing David K Brown, RCNC shows how this relatively small-scale but cost-effective Crimean War operation allowed sea power to exert pressure on the Russians by destroying food and forage.
CREATING AN INSHORE NAVY: Royal Navy Littoral Warfare Forces in the Russian War 1854-56
Continuing the Crimean theme, Antony Preston examines the role of inshore bombardment as a decisive factor in forcing the Russians to admit defeat. It is a remarkable story of the mass-production of a huge force in a very short time, during a period of great technological change.
THE BATTLE OF THE YALU, 17 SEPTEMBER 1894
Peter Brooks article examines this battle of great historical importance. It was the first naval battle involving large fleets of steel built warships armed with breech loading guns and torpedoes, and marked the beginning of Japanese imperial expansion.
FROM RIURIK TO RIURIK:
Russias Armoured Cruisers
The term armoured cruiser has been used to describe a great many ships built in the 1890s and early 1900s, but this broad designation often conceals major differences in the intended roles of such ships. In this article, Stephen McLaughlin explores the changing strategic and tactical rationale of Russias armoured cruisers.
THE JAPANESE EXPERIMENTAL LIGHT CRUISER YUBARI
Frido G Kip describes the light cruiser Yubari, a Japanese ship built to new design concepts, which sought to combine heavy armament, adequate protection and high speed on a much smaller hull than had previously been possible.
NAVIES IN REVIEW 1997-99
A summary of significant naval events and developments, compiled by Antony Preston.
THE ORIGINS OF DUNKERQUE AND STRASBOURG
Dunkerque and Strasbourg were the first of the new generation of fast battleships built during the 1930s. John Jordan traces their development from the Washington Conference of 1921-22 until their completion shortly before the Second World War.
The Transit of the Lombok Strait, September 1964
Paul French describes this exercise in sea control, initiated when the United Kingdom sent a powerful force to protect Malaysia from Indonesia. When HMS Victorious was sent through the Lombok Strait, there were fears that Indonesia might have mounted an attack by air or by sea, using Soviet-supplied weapons.
THE STEAM GUNBOATS
In May 1940 the Royal Navy was facing an increasing threat from German motor torpedo boats (E-boats or MTBs) and a countermeasure, which was more effective than the existing resources available to the coastal forces, was becoming a necessity. George L Moore describes one of the Royal Navys lesser known responses in this article.
THE BRAZILIAN IMPERIAL NAVY IRONCLADS, 1865-1874
The War of the Triple Alliance forced Brazilian administrators to look for solutions similar to those developed by the Union Navy in the American Civil War. George A Gratz provides a detailed study of these armoured ships and their experiences.
NAVAL BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A review section featuring some of the latest publications on naval history.
Short articles on interesting aspects of warship history, including a review of naval websites.
A section devoted to unusual and rare pictures, and images of naval activity in both war and peace.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper at the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Index. 11″ x 8″.