Great Naval Battles

An examination of naval battles over the centuries shows the great changes that came with new technology and battle tactics, although many factors remained the same, such as clear leadership skills. Early medieval fleets were made up of ...

Great Naval Battles

This book recalls 50 of the greatest naval battles to have been fought since medieval times, examining why they took place, who was in command and what impact they had on both the victors and the losers. From the Battle of Flanborough Head in 1779 to Jutland in 1916, Great Naval Battles also considers how changes in technology and battle tactics impact upon the outcome and what makes a decisive victory. Written by the renowned naval historian Dr Helen Doe, this is a fascinating analysis of maritime power through the ages.

Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World

Athens, and were defeated in an epic land battle by the Athenians and their allies. For Persia this was barely a ... During the Persian Wars, there were three major naval battles covering a fourteen-year period. The first was the Battle ...

Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World

Naval warfare is the unsung hero of ancient Greek military history, often overshadowed by the more glorified land battles. Owen Rees looks to redress the balance, giving naval battles their due attention. This book presents a selection of thirteen naval battles that span a defining century in ancient Greek history, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians.Each battle is set in context. The background, wider military campaigns, and the opposing forces are discussed, followed by a narrative and analysis of the fighting. Finally, the aftermath of the battles are dealt with, looking at the strategic implications of the outcome for both the victor and the defeated. The battle narratives are supported by maps and tactical diagrams, showing the deployment of the fleets and the wider geographical factors involved in battle. Written in an accessible tone, this book successfully shows that Greek naval warfare did not start and end at the battle of Salamis.

Great Naval Battles of the Pacific War

The Official Admiralty Accounts: Midway, Coral Sea, Java Sea, Guadalcanal and Leyte Gulf John Grehan. ++ GREAT NAVAL BATTLES OF THE PACIFIC WAR THE OFFICIAL ADMIRALTY ACCOUNTS : MIDWAY , CORAL SEA , JAVA SEA , GUADALCANAL & LEYTE GULF ...

Great Naval Battles of the Pacific War

The key naval battles against Imperial Japan in the Pacific during the Second World War have been described many times by numerous diligent and skilful historians. Such histories are, of course, the products of many years, even decades, of accumulated knowledge, but also of a received consensus of how the war played out to its, seemingly, inevitable conclusion. That of course is not how it was perceived at the time. Hindsight, as we know, gives us 20/20 vision. The accounts here, compiled for and on behalf of the Admiralty, were written either during or immediately after the end of the war before historians had begun to give their assessments of these momentous events. These accounts were written for internal consumption, to guide and instruct naval officers. It was never intended that they would be released to the general public. As such, there was no jingoistic drum beating, no axes to grind, no new angles to try and find. The authors of these accounts relate each battle, move by move, as they unfolded, accurately and dispassionately. This makes these accounts so invaluable. They read almost like a running commentary, as action follows action, minute follows minute. This sensation is magnified by the absolute impartiality of the authors, their sole attempt being to provide a thorough but very clear and comprehensible record so that others in the future could understand precisely how each battle was fought. These accounts can never be superseded and never replaced. Written by naval officers of the time for naval officers of the future, they are the permanent record of the great victories, and the sobering defeat in the Java Sea, during the struggle for control of the Pacific which, for many months, hung precariously in the balance.

Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

Title: Great naval battles of the twentieth century / Jean-Yves Delitte, and Giuseppe Baiguera ; translated by Joe Johnson. Description: Annapolis, MD : Dead Reckoning, [2020] | “Original Titles: Tsushima, Jutland, Midway.

Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

In the history of civilizations, sea power has always played a preponderant role. This symbol of a nation’s scientific and military genius has very often been the deciding factor during major conflicts, putting the names of several clashes down into legend. With this collection, Jean-Yves Delitte and Giuseppe Baiguera plunge into the heart of three of the twentieth century’s greatest naval battles. TSUSHIMA. Newly opened to the world, Japan found itself to be weak and subject to the whims of larger nations. What followed was decades of industrialization and modernization as Japan sought to catch up to advanced nations and control its own destiny. In 1905, when Japan’s expansionist policies clashed with the Russian Empire over Korea, Japan was poised to flex its muscle and stun the world using the same naval supremacy that opened its borders half a century earlier. JUTLAND.May 31, 1916: the British Royal Navy and the German Kaiserliche Marine are preparing to confront one another in the North Sea off the Danish coast of Jutland. This will be the final great confrontation of World War I by sea and one of the greatest epic battles in the history of seafaring. Despite heavy losses, which are greater than the Germans’, the English reaffirm their naval supremacy over the seas of the world, and Germany, all too conscious of having escaped disaster, will opt to confine the majority of its ships to its ports. MIDWAY. December 7, 1941: the Empire of Japan strikes an early blow against the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor. In just a matter of hours, the era of the battleship would come to an end and the age of the aircraft carrier would begin. In June 1942, the Imperial Japanese Navy and its carrier fleet would try to seize the initiative again by attacking the island of Midway. What unfolds is an epic carrier duel, the likes of which the world has never seen. In the end, Japan would never recover from the losses at Midway, and the United States would carry this momentum until Japan’s ultimate defeat.

Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World

This book presents a selection of thirteen ancient Greek naval battles, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians.

Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World

This book presents a selection of thirteen ancient Greek naval battles, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians. Each battle is set in context. The background, wider military campaigns, and the opposing forces are discussed, followed by a narrative and anal

Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

These two battles are separated by almost fifty years and mark the rise of the Japanese Navy to become a great naval power; and then later its destruction. Both these battles took place in the eastern hemisphere, and the British Navy, ...

Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

The major naval powers—Britain, America, Russia, and Japan—have all played a part in the theater of war at sea over the last one hundred years. Naval fighting has always been a rapidly developing affair, and in no century have changes been so swift and fundamental. In 1905, when this book begins, the first major engagement between ironclad fleets—the Battle of Tsu-Shima—took place in the Far East and decided the outcome of the Russo-Japanese war in Japan’s favor. What follows are the mighty sea battles of our century, graphically reconstructed for the reader. Victories, defeats, and mutinies at sea, from the battle with the Bismarck to the battles of Midway and Guadalcanal.

Naval Warfare 1919 45

Naval battles of the twentieth century. London: Constable, 1999. ——. The longest battle: the war at sea 1939–45. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986. ——. The great war at sea 1914–1918. Oxford: OUP, 1983. Michael Howard.

Naval Warfare 1919 45

Naval Warfare 1919–45 is a comprehensive history of the war at sea from the end of the Great War to the end of World War Two. Showing the bewildering nature and complexity of the war facing those charged with fighting it around the world, this book ranges far and wide: sweeping across all naval theatres and those powers performing major, as well as minor, roles within them. Armed with the latest material from an extensive set of sources, Malcolm H. Murfett has written an absorbing as well as a comprehensive reference work. He demonstrates that superior equipment and the best intelligence, ominous power and systematic planning, vast finance and suitable training are often simply not enough in themselves to guarantee the successful outcome of a particular encounter at sea. Sometimes the narrow difference between victory and defeat hinges on those infinite variables: the individual’s performance under acute pressure and sheer luck. Naval Warfare 1919–45 is an analytical and interpretive study which is an accessible and fascinating read both for students and for interested members of the general public.

Understanding Naval Warfare

The Germans had 18 in service and eight being built, leaving the British with a margin above and beyond Mahan's recommended level.17 Not everyone within the German naval establishment supported Tirpitz's dash to great naval power status ...

Understanding Naval Warfare

This new and updated edition of Understanding Naval Warfare offers the reader an accessible introduction to the study of modern naval warfare, providing a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues, and debates, set within the context of relevant history. Navies operate in an environment that most people do not understand and that many avoid. They are equipped with a bewildering range of ships, craft and other vessels and types of equipment, the purpose of which is often unclear. Writings on naval warfare are usually replete with references to esoteric concepts explained in specialist language than can serve as a barrier to understanding. The objective of this book, therefore, is to cut through the obscure and the arcane to offer a clear, coherent and accessible guide to the key features of naval warfare which will equip the reader with the knowledge and understanding necessary for a sophisticated engagement with the subject. This second edition is divided into two key parts. The first focuses on concepts of naval warfare and introduces readers to the ideas associated with the theory and practice of naval operations. It also includes a new chapter in which the history of the last century of naval warfare is explored in order to illustrate the key concepts. The second part focuses on the conduct of war at sea and on peacetime roles for contemporary navies. This latter section concludes with a chapter that looks ahead to the likely future of naval warfare. This textbook will be essential reading for students of naval warfare, sea power and maritime security, and highly recommended for those studying military history, strategic studies and security studies in general.

Congressional Record

But not any actual warfare , involving any great part of opposing navies ? ... I would say that there has been no great naval engagement . Mr. GRAY . ... Is it not a fact that great naval battles are now imminent and pending - right ...

Congressional Record


Great American Naval Battles

The Virginia sortied from Norfolk in time to sink two wooden blockaders in the first day's Battle of Hampton ... Farragut's victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay ( 5 August 1864 ) , the war's last major naval action , eliminated Mobile .

Great American Naval Battles

Examines nineteen important battles fought by American naval forces, including battles from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War II

Jutland

World War I's Greatest Naval Battle Michael Epkenhans, Jörg Hillmann, Frank Nägler. Why this complicated detour? “Capital ships”: how true—senseless wasted capital! A capital mistake? That is what games are: completely senseless.

Jutland

During the first two years of World War I, Germany struggled to overcome a crippling British blockade of its mercantile shipping lanes. With only sixteen dreadnought-class battleships compared to the renowned British Royal Navy's twenty-eight, the German High Seas Fleet stood little chance of winning a direct fight. The Germans staged raids in the North Sea and bombarded English coasts in an attempt to lure small British squadrons into open water where they could be destroyed by submarines and surface boats. After months of skirmishes, conflict erupted on May 31, 1916, in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark, in what would become the most formidable battle in the history of the Royal Navy. In Jutland, international scholars reassess the strategies and tactics employed by the combatants as well as the political and military consequences of their actions. Most previous English-language military analysis has focused on British admiral Sir John Jellicoe, who was widely criticized for excessive caution and for allowing German vice admiral Reinhard Scheer to escape; but the contributors to this volume engage the German perspective, evaluating Scheer's decisions and his skill in preserving his fleet and escaping Britain's superior force. Together, the contributors lucidly demonstrate how both sides suffered from leadership that failed to move beyond outdated strategies of limited war between navies and to embrace the total war approach that came to dominate the twentieth century. The contributors also examine the role of memory, comparing the way the battle has been portrayed in England and Germany. An authoritative collection of scholarship, Jutland serves as an essential reappraisal of this seminal event in twentieth-century naval history.

United States Naval Institute Proceedings

Substitute for these conditions a fresh breeze and rough sea , an ordinary line of battle , a compact fleet ... And here permit me to record my settled conviction that closing must take place — that great naval battles will never be ...

United States Naval Institute Proceedings


Naval Warfare

For this purpose it is not absolutely necessary that the German fleet should be as strong as that of the greatest naval Power, for, as a rule, a great naval Power will not be in a position to concentrate all its forces against us.

Naval Warfare

This 1913 volume on naval warfare includes descriptions of the principle elements behind naval conflict and its historical development.

The Face of Naval Battle

We know these events as historic milestones and remember the names of the great naval captains:Themistocles, Drake, Nelson and Halsey.We know of the ships in and with which they fought, and can summon up their silhouettes to the mind's ...

The Face of Naval Battle

Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-350) and index.

Naval Battles of the World

Great and Decisive Contests on the Sea. With an Account of the Japan-China War and the Recent Battle of the Yalu; the Growth, Power, and Management of Our New Navy Edward Shippen. manned by efficient and well - trained crews , who have ...

Naval Battles of the World


Naval Battles of the Second World War

This second volume concentrates on the epic struggle between the Americans and the Japanese in the vast expanses of the Pacific where for almost four years a great maritime campaign ebbed and flowed and some of the most famous naval battles ...

Naval Battles of the Second World War

The Second World War was a truly global conflict and maritime power played a major role in every theatre of operations. Land campaigns depended on supplies transported by sea, and victory or defeat depended on the outcome of naval battles. So Leo Marriott’s highly illustrated two-volume account of the struggle sets naval actions in the wider strategic context as well as giving graphic accounts of what happened in each engagement. This second volume concentrates on the epic struggle between the Americans and the Japanese in the vast expanses of the Pacific where for almost four years a great maritime campaign ebbed and flowed and some of the most famous naval battles of the conflict took place. The first part of the book covers the period from Pearl Harbor to Midway while the second covers the long and bloody campaign in the south-west Pacific where the US Navy honed its skills and turned a bloody defeat into a hard-won victory. The final section focuses on naval operations during the American advance across the central Pacific up to the Battle of Leyte Gulf – the greatest naval battle ever fought. Included are other actions involving the Royal Navy which, after early setbacks, would go on to play a major supporting role alongside the US Navy in the Pacific This concise but wide-ranging introduction to the naval war emphasizes the sheer scale of the conflict in every sea and shows the direct impact of each naval battle on the course of the war.

The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793 1812

His pages abound with spirited and careful accounts of the great naval battles and manæuvres which occurred during the period treated . We have before had occasion to praise Captain Mahan's literary style , which is flexible , nervous ...

The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire  1793 1812


Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Whitehall Yard

She had no naval staff with information and plans of action ready . ... in his chapter on the “ Naval Battle of To - morrow , " attacks such a thorny problem as the question of how the great naval battle of the future is to be fought ...

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution  Whitehall Yard


Journal of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies

She had no naval staff with information and plans of action ready . ... in his chapter on the “ Naval Battle of To - morrow , " attacks such a thorny problem as the question of how the great naval battle of the future is to be fought ...

Journal of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies


Journal of the Mysore University

Pulakesi II, the greatest ruler of this dynasty is known to have waged naval battles against the Mauryas of Konkan." After defeating them, the naval force of Pulakesi II, proceeded further to Puri in the western sea and occupied that ...

Journal of the Mysore University