On September 1, 1910, France became the last great naval power to lay down a dreadnought battleship, the Courbet. The ensuing Courbet and Bretagne-class dreadnoughts had a relatively quiet World War I, spending most of it at anchor off the entrance to the Adriatic, keeping watch over the Austro-Hungarian fleet. The constraints of the Washington Naval Treaty prevented new battleships being built until the 1930s, with the innovative Dunkerque-class and excellent Richelieu-class of battleships designed to counter new German designs. After the fall of France in 1940, the dreadnoughts and fast battleships of the Marine Nationale had the unique experience of firing against German, Italian, British, and American targets during the war. This authoritative study examines these fascinating ships, using detailed colour plates and historical photographs, taking them from their inception before World War I, through their service in World War II including the scuttling of the French fleet at Toulon in 1943, and the service of Richelieu in the war against Japan.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: World War I battleships of France, World War I cruisers of France, World War I destroyers of France, World War I patrol vessels of France, World War I submarines of France, SM U-14, French battleship Suffren, Courbet class battleship, French battleship Courbet, French battleship Jaur guiberry, French battleship Jean Bart, French battleship Paris, French battleship Henri IV, French battleship France, French battleship Vergniaud, French battleship Mass na, French seaplane carrier Foudre, French battleship Gaulois, Bretagne class battleship, French armoured cruiser L on Gambetta, French battleship Bouvet, Danton class battleship, French battleship Lorraine, French battleship Provence, French battleship St Louis, French battleship Bretagne, French protected cruiser Ch teaurenault, Bouclier class destroyer, Greek submarine Delfin, French armoured cruiser Dupuy de L me, SM UB-26, French battleship Charlemagne, Greek destroyer Niki, Greek destroyer Keravnos, Bisson class destroyer, Charlemagne class battleship, French armoured cruiser Pothuau, French armoured cruiser Latouche-Tr ville, Arquebuse class destroyer, French armoured cruiser Edgar Quinet, French cruiser Ernest Renan, French cruiser Jeanne d'Arc, Greek destroyer Velos, Arabe class destroyer, Greek destroyer Doxa, USS SC-142, French gunboat Z l e, French armoured cruiser Amiral Charner, Chasseur class destroyer, Durandal class destroyer, French armoured cruiser Montcalm, French destroyer Mameluck, French armoured cruiser Dupleix, Greek destroyer Aspis, Rochefortais class destroyer, Enseigne Roux class destroyer, French armoured cruiser Gueydon, Voltigeur class destroyer, Greek destroyer Nea Genea, Dupleix class cruiser, French armoured cruiser Bruix, French armoured cruiser Waldeck-Rousseau, Amiral Charner class armoured cruiser, French cruiser Destr es, French ar...
This superb reference book achieved the status of 'classic' soon after its first publication in 1986; it was soon out of print and is now one of the most sought-after naval reference books on the secondhand market.?It presents, in one superb volume, the complete technical history of British capital ship design and construction during the dreadnought era. One hundred years ago at Jutland, Dogger Bank, Heligoland Bight and the first battle for the Falklands, might squadrons of these great armoured ships fought their German counterparts for command of the seas. Beginning with Dreadnought, the book continues to the end of the First World War, and all of the fifty dreadnoughts, 'super-dreadnoughts' and battlecruisers that served the Royal Navy during this era are described and superbly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. ?Each class of ship is described in detail so that design origins, and technical and operational factors, are discussed alongside characteristics, with special emphasis on armament, armour and machinery. Fully detailed data tables are included for every class, and more than 500 photographs and line drawings illustrate the text.?A delight for the historian, enthusiast and ship modeller, it is a volume that is already regarded as an essential reference work for this most significant era in naval history and ship design.
An essay on naval warfare in WWI. It gives an unjustifiable amount of space to muddy photos and fuzzy maps. The author's point is that this was the first conflict to involve naval aviation, submarine, and surface vessels. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
List of Battleships of France, Spanish Battleship Pelayo, Russian Battleship Tsesarevich
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: This is a list of French battleships of the period 1859-1970. Note that the dates given are the ships' launch date. The French Navy pursued three main lines of development with these ships: A painting of a Vauban class battleship Libert Jean Bart in 1918 Cerbre and Blier ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=892606
"Organized by the four major ages of warships - galley, sail, steam, and modern - George graphically presents the design evolution, construction, and operational uses of specific ship types, including their defenses, weapons, propulsion, and famous sea battles. While his focus is on ships of major naval powers, he also offers interesting examples from lesser navies and includes Leonardo da Vinci's submarine designs, Germany's pocket battleship, Austria's World War I air-cushion catamaran, and Italy's naval tanks with lateral caterpillar chains."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved