Jane's Submarines

Jane's Submarines

War Beneath the Waves : From 1776 to the Present Day

Book - 2001
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Looks at the history of submarines, from the earliest models of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the submarines of both World Wars and today's nuclear submarines.

The highly respected journalist and author, Robert Hutchinson, follows the development of the submarine as a weapon of war from its earliest designs in the 16th Century to the last vessels at sea today.Included are text, tables, illustrations and photographs of:The first submarinesWorld War I designsInter-war designs and disastersWorld War II operations’Cold War’ submarine design and operationsThe latest submarine designsSubmarine accidents through the years, including details on the Russian ‘Kursk’ that sank in 2000.Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons has provided illustrations for many of the major ‘landmarks’ for designs from 1776 through to the present day.

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Beginning with the earliest models of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this book covers the submarines of both World Wars and goes on to examine the nuclear submarines of today. Sidebars discuss submarine accidents, weapons technology, sensors, oceanography, and rescue missions. Diagrams, maps, and photographs are included, along with illustrations of every major type of submarine and anti-submarine warship. Hutchinson was the defense correspondent of the Press Association from 1977 to 1983. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : HarperCollins, 2001
ISBN: 9780007105588
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Submarines

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