US Navy Battleships 1895–1908: The Great White Fleet and the beginning of US global naval power: New Vanguard, cartea 286

Autor Brian Lane Herder Ilustrat de Adam Tooby, Paul Wright
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 17 sep 2020
The last predreadnought battleships of the US Navy were critical to the technological development of US battleships, and they were the first tool of international hard power wielded by the United States, a nation which would eventually become the world's dominant political and military power of the 20th century. These battleships were the stars of the 1907-09 Great White Fleet circumnavigation, in which the emerging power and reach of the US Navy was displayed around the world. They also took part in the bombardment and landings at Veracruz, some served as convoy escorts in World War I, and the last two were transferred to the Hellenic Navy and were sunk during World War II. This book examines the design, history, and technical qualities of the final six classes of US predreadnought battleships, all of which were involved in the circumnavigation of the Great White Fleet. These classes progressively closed the quality gap with European navies - the Connecticuts were the finest predreadnought battleships ever built - and this book also compares and contrasts US predreadnought battleships to their foreign contemporaries. Packed with illustrations and specially commissioned artwork, this is an essential guide to the development of US Navy Battleships at the turn of the twentieth century.
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ISBN-13: 9781472839985
ISBN-10: 1472839986
Pagini: 48
Ilustrații: Illustrated throughout with 40 photos and 8pp of colour illustrations
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.18 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria New Vanguard

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


These battleships were made famous by their 1907-09 circumnavigation, dubbed the 'Great White Fleet', in which the US showed off its new power around the world.

Notă biografică

Brian Lane Herder graduated with a BA in History from the University of Kansas in 2003, and a Masters of Library Science from Emporia State University in 2009. He is a legislative librarian for the Kansas state government and his historical research interests include the US military, naval warfare, and World War II. He has published various titles with Osprey including NVG 286 US Navy Battleships 1895-1908 and NVG 293 US Navy Gunboats 1885-1945.


IntroductionDevelopmentThe BattleshipsThe Battle FleetThe Great White Fleet 1907-09Late Careers 1909-41ConclusionSelect BibliographyIndex


This book serves as an invaluable guide to US Navy battleships at the turn of the 20th century.