US Submarines 1900–35

US Submarines 1900–35

New Vanguard 175
  • Author: Jim Christley
  • Illustrator: Peter Bull
  • Short code: NVG 175
  • Publication Date: 20 Apr 2011
  • Number of Pages: 48
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This book introduces the reader to the early years of US submarine development and operation during the first third of the 20th century. It was in this period of growth and change that the submarine moved from a small vessel of limited range and tactical strength to a far ranging force. It also covers the little-told story of the United State's submarine force during World War I, and the lessons they learned that would be passed on to future generations of submariners.

Biographical Note

?Leigh Neville is an Australian national currently living and working in Sydney. He has travelled and worked internationally, was based in Europe for ten years, and now works for a large American consultancy; he is currently completing a Masters programme in International Studies. Richard Chasemore finished a four-year course in technical illustration in 1992. Since then he has worked on a huge variety of projects in publishing and advertising, using both traditional and digital media. He has run an airbrush course in St Louis, Missouri, and also written six educational books on digital art. He has spent 10 years working on the best-selling Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections series, which has taken him to Skywalker Ranch in California to work with the Lucasfilm concept artists. He also enjoys music and is a co-founder of Superglider Records.


The Development of Early Submarines
The submarines get bigger: The D, E, and F classes
Submarines go to war: The K, L, and O classes
Postwar thinking and planning

Operation and Equipment Development
Engines and Batteries
Sensors and Communication

Lessons Learned
World War I ASW patrols
The Loss of the USS S-5 and the S-4

Conclusion: The Next Steps
Toward the Fleet Submarine of WWII and after

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