Submarines: An Illustrated History of Their Impact

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ABC-CLIO, 2007 - History - 447 pages
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Submarines: An Illustrated History of Their Impact reveals how underwater warships evolved to become major threats to battle fleets and merchant shipping, as well as primary platforms for deterrent forces and crucial symbols of military power.

In a series of chronological chapters, Submarines describes key developments in diving ability, underwater endurance, and weapons capabilities in specific periods, while highlighting strategic and operational innovations; the role of technological research; famous submarine events, battles, and commanders; and the impact of submarine services on naval society. The book also includes an illustrated reference section covering every submarine class worldwide since 1900. This coverage plus additional reference features make Submarines an essential introduction to a weapons system that has long held the public's imagination.

 

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Submarines: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

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These two volumes make logical additions to the "Weapons and Warfare" series, written by expert military historians and focusing on major weapons systems. InSubmarines , Fontenoy (curator, North ... Read full review

Submarines: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

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These two volumes make logical additions to the "Weapons and Warfare" series, written by expert military historians and focusing on major weapons systems. InSubmarines , Fontenoy (curator, North ... Read full review

Contents

AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT 1 Early Submarines
1
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT 2 A WarWinning Weapon?
23
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT 3 The Advent of True Submarines
39
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT 4 Strategic Missile Submarines
53
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT SUBMARINES OF THE WORLD
63
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT GLOSSARY
425
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT BIBLIOGRAPHY
429
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT INDEX
439
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR IMPACT ABOUT THE AUTHOR
449
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Paul E. Fontenoy, PhD, is curator of maritime research and technology at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC, and a visiting assistant professor in the maritime studies program at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact.

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