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Submarines: World’s Great Weapons

Chris Bishop

David Ross

The emergence of the submarine in 1914 as a major strategic weapon was swift and unexpected. On 5 September 1914, a British light cruiser, HMS Pathfinder, was sunk by the German submarine U-21, becoming the first victim of a free-fired... Read moreRead less

The emergence of the submarine in 1914 as a major strategic weapon was swift and unexpected. On 5 September 1914, a British light cruiser, HMS Pathfinder, was sunk by the German submarine U-21, becoming the first victim of a free-fired torpedo. The basis of naval warfare had been changed forever.

Submarines offers a highly illustrated guide to all the main classes of submarines to be used in naval warfare from the beginning of World War I to the present day. Divided by era, campaign and country, the book includes sections on submarine forces in 1914, technical developments during the 1930s, the Atlantic convoy war during World War II, Soviet submarine development during the Cold War, the introduction of nuclear-powered submarines, and the latest ICBM vessels. Special emphasis is given to the U-boats of World War II, with chapters arranged by flotilla.

All the main types are included, from the World War I-era German U-1 class and British F-class, through the Type VII U-boats and US Gato class of World War II, and coming up-to-date with the latest missile submarines, such as HMS Astute, USS Virginia, the Russian Yasen class, the Chinese Type 094 (Jin) class.

World's Great Weapons series

Format: 270 x 215mm hb
Extent: 384pp
Word count: 100,000
Illustrations: 500 artworks and 80 photographs
ISBN: 978-1-78274-433-7

Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop worked in publishing for many years and wrote a great number of military history and aviation titles. He died in 2008.

David Ross

David Ross specialises in maritime and railway history and has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Ships Visual Encyclopedia, The Essential Naval Identification Guide: Submarines 1914–Present... Read moreRead less

978-1-78274-433-7 hb

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