Ships Of The Royal Navy

Author: J. J. Colledge
Publisher: Casemate / Greenhill
ISBN: 1612000274
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Ships Of The Royal Navy from the Author: J. J. Colledge. The essential work, fully revised up to 2010 . . . This is the fourth fully revised edition of a book first published in 1970. This longevity is testimony to its enduring value as a reference work--indeed, 'Colledge' (as the book is universally known) is still the first stop for anyone wanting more information on any British warship from the 15th century to the present day when only the name is known. Each entry gives concise details of dimensions, armament, and service dates, and its alphabetical and chronological arrangement makes it easy to track down the right ship (otherwise the Royal Navy's tradition of re-using the same names can be misleading). When originally published, the second of the two volumes was devoted to minor fighting ships, and hired and requisitioned vessels. For the 3rd edition, published in one volume, this material was omitted, but for this edition all the genuine fighting ships--like the numbered Coastal Forces craft--have been restored, resulting in a convenient but comprehensive single-volume listing of all significant vessels. Since the death of Jim Colledge, who was widely respected for his pioneering research on the technical details of warships, his magnum opus has been updated, corrected and expanded with similar enthusiasm and attention to detail by Ben Warlow, a retired naval officer and author of a number of books in the field.

British Heavy Cruisers 1939 45

Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780964307
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British Heavy Cruisers 1939 45 from the Author: Angus Konstam. 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 Ă‚? 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.

Treaty Cruisers

Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844151883
Size: 80.85 MB
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Treaty Cruisers from the Author: Leo Marriott. "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.

Tangerine

Author: Edward Bloor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547417152
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Tangerine from the Author: Edward Bloor. Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and lightning strike at the same time every day? The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football–star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn’t easy for Paul—until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.