History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii

Autore: Samuel Eliot Morison
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070655
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Presents the infamous campaigns for Iwo Jima and Okinawa, two of the most bitterly contested campaigns of the World War II. This title describes the Japanese defense system of camouflaged rifle pits and fortified gunning positions that held the Allies at bay and the heavy and continuous cover of naval gunfire that prevented even greater losses.

Sunken Ships World War Ii

Autore: Karl E. Heden
Editore: Branden Books
ISBN: 0828321183
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Sunken Ships of World War II is truly one of the greatest compendiums of naval history that has ever been put together. Not only does it give an exhaustive chronology of events and ac-tions of the United States Navy, it also contains listings of the Al-lies (American and English) and of the Axis (Japanese, German and Italian) naval losses wherever they took place. Each of the more than 350 pages of this book is packed with minute informa-tion on each sunken vessel. Entries also include the most available information on the commanders, crews, size, displacement and location in degrees of each vessel, the battles, the forces, and just about any other particular information of interest on each vessel. By any measurement Sunken Ships of World War II stands alone for its depth and breath of the information revealed in its detailed pages

History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii The Rising Sun In The Pacific 1931 April 1942

Autore: Samuel Eliot Morison
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252069734
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Volume III: The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942 chronicles the difficult early months of the campaign in the Pacific, detailing the navy's reverses at Wake Island, in the Philippines, and along the Malay Barrier.

U S Navy Fighter Squadrons In World War Ii

Autore: Barrett Tillman
Editore: Specialty Press (MN)
ISBN:
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US Navy Fighter Squadrons In World War IITillmanSubtitled: Chronologies, Deployments, Combat Records. This first-ever chronology of VF squadrons describes their history, deployments, battle highlights, commanders, aces, losses and aircraft. Appendices supply information on shoot down claims, biographies of 12 famous aces, a list of 371 naval fighter aces, aces in a day, top scoring squadrons, and more. Hdbd., 7 1/4x 1 1/2, 16 pgs., 65 bandw ill.

World War Ii U S Navy Vessels In Private Hands

Autore: Greg H. Williams
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600406
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During World War II, the U.S. Navy swiftly expanded to include an array of vessels, from smaller yachts and fishing boats bought early in the war for patrol work to fast, modern commercial ships built to haul troops and supplies. After the Allied victory, this diverse fleet became unnecessary and the Navy sold many of its vessels. This comprehensive catalog documents the Navy ships and boats sold after the war and registered under the American flag for commercial or recreational purposes. Focusing on those vessels with names or clearly identifiable hull numbers and crew accommodations, it chronicles each craft’s prewar ownership, wartime history, and postwar fate. The product of painstaking detective work in a wide range of primary sources, this meticulous directory highlights an unexplored but illuminating aspect of U.S. maritime history.

Building The Navy S Bases In World War Ii

Autore: United States. Bureau of Yards and Docks
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History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii The Battle Of The Atlantic September 1939 May 1943

Autore: Samuel Eliot Morison
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252069635
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Volume I: The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943 concerns Allied efforts to protect shipping, supply, and troop transport against Axis submarines and their supporting aircraft and ships. Morison discusses all U.S. naval operations in the Atlantic from pole to pole and in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Barents Sea, and Atlantic territorial waters.

Us Navy Destroyer Escorts Of World War Ii

Autore: Mark Lardas
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472839757
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The Destroyer Escort was the smallest ocean-­going escort built for the United States Navy – a downsized destroyer with less speed, fewer guns, and fewer torpedoes than its big brother, the fleet destroyer. Destroyer escorts first went into production because the Royal Navy needed an escort warship which was larger than a corvette, but which could be built faster than a destroyer. Lacking the shipyards to build these types of ships in Britain, they ordered them in the US. Once the US unexpectedly entered World War II, its navy suddenly also needed more escort warships, even warships less capable than destroyers, and the destroyer escort was reluctantly picked to fill the gap. Despite the Navy's initial reservations, these ships did yeoman service during World War II, fighting in both the Atlantic and Pacific, taking on both U-boat and Japanese submarines and serving as the early warning pickets against kamikazes later in the war. They also participated in such dramatic actions as the Battle of Samar (where a group of destroyers and destroyer escorts fought Japanese battleships and cruisers to protect the escort carriers they were shielding) and the capture of the U-505 (the only major naval vessel captured at sea by the US Navy). The destroyer escorts soldiered on after World War II in both the United States Navy and a large number of navies throughout the world, with several serving into the twenty-first century. This book tells the full story of these plucky ships, from their design and development to their service around the world, complete with stunning illustrations and contemporary photographs.

The Royal Netherlands Navy Of World War Ii

Autore: Ryan K. Noppen
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472841921
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In the late 19th and early 20th century, a combination of coastal defence for the homeland and fleet defence for the East Indies became the established naval strategy for the Royal Dutch Navy and set the template for the world wars. Battleships were too expensive to build and maintain, so after World War I, there was significant investment in submarine development and construction. A handful of modern light cruisers and a new class of destroyers were also constructed during the interwar years to serve as a small Fleet-in-Being in the East Indies, as well as to support the actions of the navy's submarines. The light cruiser HNLMS De Ruyter and the Java-class light cruisers were the most powerful units of the new fleet whilst the backbone of the destroyer fleet was the Admiralen-class and the Tromp-class of destroyer leaders. Beginning in December 1941, the Dutch Navy played a very active role in the defence of the East Indies against the Japanese during World War II. The Battle of the Java Sea at the end of February 1942 crushed Dutch naval power in the East Indies, sinking the cruisers Java and De Ruyter and killing Admiral Karel Doorman. However, several Dutch surface warships and submarines continued the fight against the Axis powers alongside the Allies until the end of World War II, including a pair of British-built destroyers, Van Galen and Tjerk Hiddes. This beautifully illustrated book from a leading scholar on Dutch military history provides a comprehensive guide to the Royal Netherlands Navy of the World War II period, complete with detailed cutaways and battleplates of the fleet in action.

The Italian Navy In World War Ii

Autore: James J. Sadkovich
Editore: Praeger
ISBN:
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The Italian navy fought a tenacious and gallant war.

The Official Chronology Of The U S Navy In World War Ii

Autore: Robert Cressman
Editore: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1682471543
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Ten years after the close of World War II, the U.S. Navy published a chronology of its operations in the war. Long out of print, the work focused on what were then defined as critical and decisive events. It ignored a multitude of combat actions as well as the loss or damage of many types of U.S. ships and craft—particularly auxiliaries, amphibious ships, and district craft—and entirely omitted the U.S. submarine campaign against Japanese shipping, This greatly expanded and updated study, now available in paperback with an index, goes far beyond the original work, drawing on information from more than forty additional years of historical research and writing. Massive, but well organized, it addresses operational aspects of the U.S. Navy’s war in every theater.

World War Ii Naval Forces

Autore: Elizabeth Raum
Editore: Capstone
ISBN: 1429647809
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"Describes the role sailors played during World War II. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--Provided by publisher.

The Silent Service In World War Ii

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Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411677536
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Originally published by the U.S. Navy in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine uses the USS Perch SS313 to explain operating principles, technologies, and systems. It contains numerous diagrams and photos and offers definitions of components and terminology. It provides descriptions of various systems such as ballast tanks, trim, ventilation and steering. It also contains a brief history of the submarine and a discussion of patrol routines. This is the most complete technical guide to the boats that won WWII in the Pacific. Nothing close to it was ever assembled before, or since. Periscopefilm.com's affordable reprint comes in a soft bound edition with attractive covers. Although some of the book has been reformatted, and color images are reproduced in black and white, all of the original content is preserved. (A color supplement is also available). This is a must-have for anyone interested in submarines and an important reference for any historian, docent, or modeler.

War At Sea

Autore: Nathan Miller
Editore: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195110382
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From the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia on September 3, 1939, by a German U-boat (against orders) to the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri on September 2, 1945, War at Sea covers every major naveal battle of World War II. "A first-rate work and the best history of its kind yet written".--Vice Admiral William P. Mack, U.S.N. (Ret.). 30 photos.

The Italian Navy In World War Ii

Autore: Marc Antonio Bragadin
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The Admirals Advantage

Autore: Christopher Ford
Editore: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612513301
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This analytic and historical study provides a revealing look at naval operational intelligence by embracing the fundamental question of what OPINTEL is and how it answers the fundamental question "Where is the enemy, in what strength, and disposition, and what is he doing right now?" It is primarily the result of an Operational Intelligence Lessons-Learned Symposium held at the National Maritime Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Virginia, 12-13 September 1998. The participants included senior intelligence professionals whose mandate was to explore the ramifications of the evolution of naval operational intelligence since World War II. Current practices were also explored with inputs from current practitioners as represented by various fleet and shore commands. Additional sources for the study were oral interviews and correspondence with senior members of the intelligence community. The authors have scrupulously taken the work as close to the edge of security classification as is possible to enhance its value without being damaging to national security.

United States Destroyer Operations In World War Ii

Autore: Theodore Roscoe
Editore: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9780870217265
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A detailed account of the operations of U.S. destroyers in the Second World War, prepared from personal narratives and official records.

Japanese Landing Craft Of World War Ii

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Editore: Merriam Press
ISBN: 1576380491
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