British Submarines of World War I

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British Submarines of World War I

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As the major powers engaged in an arms race in the early years of the 20th century, the Admiralty was tasked with developing that deadly stalker of the high seas the submarine. In 1905, briefed with creating a vessel that could be employed on an enemy's coastline, the Admiralty took several technological leaps forward to match Germany's own revolutionary vessels. Written by an influential expert in the field and covering all classes of submarine developed and deployed during the war, this book includes great technical detail, gripping operational accounts and is accompanied by artwork. With fascinating details of daring submarine raids in the Baltic and the Dardanelles, this book reveals the exceedingly dangerous world of early submarine warfare which claimed an extraordinary number of lives on both sides and paved the way for a new kind of naval warfare in the 20th century and beyond.

Table of Contents

?INTRODUCTION·DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: Pre-war coastal classes; The D-Class submarine; The E-Class submarine; The H-Class submarine; Later coastal classes; Overseas classes; Fleet classes·THEATRES OF OPERATION:The Baltic; The Dardanelles; Home waters; British submarine losses in World War I·BIBLIOGRAPHY·INDEX

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Published 04 Jun 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846033346
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 145
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Innes McCartney

Dr Innes McCartney is a nautical archaeologist, ex…

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Tony Bryan

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