Cruisers and Battle Cruisers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - 283 страници
They searched the seas for enemy ships, guarded fleets against torpedoes, fought in the line of fire, and deployed missiles. Today they are one of the most powerful surface combatants at sea, second only to aircraft carriers. Cruisers and Battle Cruisers is the first work ever to combine the history and technical specifications of these mighty warships in a single source, observing their roles during war and peace, and bringing to light the hardships and hazards of shipboard life.
Through a survey of technological changes that progressively increased their destructive power and altered their combat roles, this work explores the importance of cruisers of naval warfare and world politics from the age of sail to the present. From paddle wheels and steam propulsion to torpedoes and nuclear weapons, high school and college students will appreciate the role of the cruiser at war, at peace, and as a diplomatic tool.
Какво казват хората - Напишете рецензия
Не намерихме рецензии на обичайните места.
8-inch guns aboard Admiral Age of Fighting aircraft carriers armed merchant cruisers armor belt armored cruisers barbette battle cruisers battleships Britain British century commerce raiders completed Courtesy ofArt-Tech\Aerospace\M.A.R.S\TRH\Navy Historical crew cruis cruiser construction cruiser design cruisers built Dates of Construction destroyers Dupuy de Lôme eight enemy Fighting Sail fire force fore and aft four France French frigates German heavy cruisers horsepower Hull Dimensions hulls measured inches and displaced inches thick Italian Japan Japanese knots Complement laid launched launchers light cruisers located fore Machinery maximum speed maximum thickness missile cruisers mounted Naval Institute Press naval officials naval powers naval warfare primary armament produce a maximum propulsion protected cruisers protective deck result role Royal Navy Russian scrapped ship’s ships Soviet Union steam Summary tion tons Armor torpedo tubes tween Type and Significance United States Navy vessels Wampanoag warships Washington Treaty weaponry World World War II