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The Mediterranean Fleet, 1930-1939

The Mediterranean Fleet, 1930-1939

1st Edition

Paul G. Halpern
September 24, 2019

The Mediterranean Fleet entered the 1930s looking back to the lessons of Jutland and the First World War but also seeking to incorporate new technologies, notably air power. Unfortunately in the depression years of the early 1930s there was a lack of funds to remedy deficiencies. The problem became...

Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1919–1939

Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1919–1939

1st Edition

Michael Simpson
August 08, 2019

The second in a projected set of five volumes dealing with Anglo America Naval Relations, this volume brings together documents from the period 1919-1939 which was dominated by a series of naval arms limitation and disarmament conferences. The book also includes a section of documents that deal...

The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War

The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War

1st Edition

Ben Jones
August 08, 2019

This is the first of three volumes detailing the history of the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers and naval air squadrons, during the Second World War. It deals with the formative period between 1939 and 1941 when the Fleet Air Arm tried to recover from the impact of dual control...

The Milne Papers: Volume II: The Royal Navy and the Outbreak of the American Civil War, 1860-1862

The Milne Papers: Volume II: The Royal Navy and the Outbreak of the American Civil War, 1860-1862

1st Edition

John Beeler
July 22, 2019

Centred upon a man who never participated in combat operations during his sixty-year naval career, this volume depicts the routine peacetime operations of the mid-Victorian Royal Navy, operations that have received short shrift in naval histories, even though they have constituted the bulk of the...

The Durham Papers: Selections from the Papers of Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham G.C.B. (1763-1845)

The Durham Papers: Selections from the Papers of Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham G.C.B. (1763-1845)

1st Edition

Hilary L. Rubinstein
May 30, 2019

Admiral Sir Philip Durham (1763–1845) was one of the most distinguished and colourful officers of the late Georgian Navy. His lucky and sometimes controversial career included surviving the sinking of HMS Royal George in 1782, making the first conquest of the tricolour flag in 1793 and the last in...

The Defeat of the Enemy Attack upon Shipping, 1939–1945: A Revised Edition of the Naval Staff History

The Defeat of the Enemy Attack upon Shipping, 1939–1945: A Revised Edition of the Naval Staff History

1st Edition

Eric J. Grove
May 13, 2019

During the First World War German use of unrestricted submarine warfare, supported by extensive mining and surface raids, very nearly forced Britain out of the war in 1917. The island’s heavy dependence on seaborne supplies was gravely threatened again in 1939, supplemented this time by air attacks...

The Naval Miscellany: Volume VII

The Naval Miscellany: Volume VII

1st Edition

Susan Rose
April 30, 2019

This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against...

The Milne Papers: Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne 1806-1896, Volume I, 1820-1859

The Milne Papers: Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne 1806-1896, Volume I, 1820-1859

1st Edition

John Beeler
April 30, 2019

Alexander Milne was the pre-eminent naval administrator of the Victorian Royal Navy, spending eighteen years at the Admiralty between 1847 and 1876, over six of them as First Naval Lord. His administrative career coincided exactly with the greatest technological upheaval in warfare at sea since...

The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War: The Northern Patrol, 1914-1918

The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War: The Northern Patrol, 1914-1918

1st Edition

John D. Grainger
April 30, 2019

The Tenth Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet had the task of patrolling the seas between Scotland and Greenland to intercept enemy ships trying to escape into the ocean and merchant ships who could be carrying goods destined for Germany. This was a task of great political sensitivity, since almost...

Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal, 1589

Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal, 1589

1st Edition

R.B. Wernham
April 30, 2019

Actions against the Spanish Armada and campaigns in the Netherlands left the Queen’s coffers empty. For this reason proposals to capture the Spanish treasure fleet were given royal support. The treasure fleet homeward bound from the Americas would be intercepted in the Azores. A diversion at...

Chatham Dockyard, 1815-1865: The Industrial Transformation

Chatham Dockyard, 1815-1865: The Industrial Transformation

1st Edition

Philip MacDougall
April 30, 2019

By the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the seven home dockyards of the British Royal Navy employed a workforce of nearly 16,000 men and some women. On account of their size, dockyards add much to our understanding of developing social processes as they pioneered systems of recruitment, training and...

Naval Intelligence from Germany: The Reports of the British Naval Attachés in Berlin, 1906–1914

Naval Intelligence from Germany: The Reports of the British Naval Attachés in Berlin, 1906–1914

1st Edition

Matthew S. Seligmann
April 30, 2019

During the course of the Anglo-German naval race, the British Admiralty found a regular flow of information on Germany's naval policy, on her warship construction and on the technical progress of her fleet to be absolutely vital. It was only on the basis of accurate calculations of Germany's...

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