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Title:
The grand fleet : warship design and development, 1906-1922
Author:
Brown, D. K. (David K.)
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Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Pre-war developments -- Pre-war designs -- Wartime experience and design.
ISBN:
9781557503152
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The author brings his knowledge and experience as a warship designer to the story of the Royal Navy's development of World War I.


Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgements
Part I Pre-War Developments
Introductionp. 10
1 Preparations for Warp. 16
2 Attack and Defence: Pre-War Trialsp. 26
Part II Pre-War Designs
3 Battleshipsp. 36
4 Cruisersp. 55
5 Destroyers and Early Naval Aviationp. 68
6 Submarinesp. 78
Part III Wartime Experience and Design
7 Major Vesselsp. 88
8 Wartime Destroyers and Aviation Vesselsp. 106
9 Wartime Submarinesp. 124
10 Smaller Vessels and Shipbuildingp. 136
11 Action Damage and the Experience of Warp. 155
12 Warship Design from the Armistice to Washingtonp. 172
13 The Achievement: the Right Ships and the Right Fleetp. 188
Appendices
1. Views on the All-Big-Gun Battleshipp. 192
2. Thornycroft and Yarrow 'Specials' of the First World Warp. 194
3. Rivetingp. 197
4. The Stability of a Flooded Shipp. 199
5. Second Moment of Area and Moment of Inertiap. 200
Review of Principal Sourcesp. 201
Glossary and Abbreviationsp. 203
Indexp. 205