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With the battle cruisers

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Young, Filson, 1876-1938., Beatty, David Beatty, Earl, 1871-1936., Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- World War, 1914-1918., Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Biography., World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, British., World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British., World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- North Sea., Battle cruisers -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th cen

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Statementby Filson Young ; with an introduction and notes by James Goldrick.
GenrePersonal narratives, British.
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LC ClassificationsD581 .Y65 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 295 p. :
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Open LibraryOL3748776M
ISBN 101841581267
LC Control Number2003430872

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Battle-Cruisers: A History /5(21). First published inWith the Battle Cruisers is a very personal, focused study of naval life during wartime as it unfolded for Young.

Filson Young () was an Irish writer, journalist, war correspondent and essayist. He was noted for publishing a book about the sinking of the Titanic little over a month after the tragedy in With the battle cruisers book by: 2. Serving with the battle cruisers, Filson Young was placed at the tip of the spear as the war in the North Sea unfolded over the course of In the years before the First World War, Filson Young had become friends with several notable Royal Navy leaders, including Lord Fisher and Admiral Beatty/5.

Interesting This book is well written and easy to read. It covers every battle cruiser that was built, its service history, and ultimate fate. Also covered briefly was the reasoning With the battle cruisers book why this class of combat ship was developed, and it's advantages and disadvantages/5.

The battlecruiser was the brainchild of Admiral Sir John ("Jacky") Fisher, the man who had sponsored the construction of the world's first "all big gun" warship, HMS visualised a new breed of warship with the armament of a battleship, but faster, lighter, and less heavily armoured.

The first three battlecruisers, the Invincible class, were laid down while Dreadnought was being Armour: Waterline belt thickness. This is the arresting opening to With the Battle cruisers, Filson Young's unique account of life inside the Grand Fleet. Young's connections with the Liberal administration resulted in a unique and arresting portrait of Jackie Fisher, architect of British naval policy and service, beside one of its most controversial leaders, Sir David : Nimble Books.

Fast cruisers, the eyes of the fleet, were the standard-bearers of empire, the ultimate warships of gunboat diplomacy--no other vessel class was so well equipped to serve as both a working war machine and a projection of national might.

Cruisers and Battle Cruisers explores the pivotal importance of cruiser-class ships to naval warfare and, in a wider scope, world politics. First published inWith the Battle Cruisers is a very personal, focused study of naval life during wartime as it unfolded for Young.

Filson Young () was an Irish writer, journalist, war correspondent and essayist. He was noted for publishing a book about the sinking of the Titanic little over a month after the tragedy in /5(61). Last prewar Germans battle cruisers (on the drawing board, they were completed after the war broke up), they are considered among the best.

For the first time, a flush deck was preferred to the three bridges system used by Seydlitz. Their prismatic. The development of one of the largest, fastest and most charismatic warships is the focus of this book.

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First published inWith the Battle Cruisers is a very personal, focused study of naval life during wartime as it unfolded for Young. Filson Young () was an Irish writer, journalist, war correspondent and essayist.

He was noted for publishing a book about the sinking of the Titanic little over a month after the tragedy in The brainchild of Admiral Fisher, the concept of this class began as large, fast armoured cruisers for trade protection, but the last-minute decision to equip them with inch guns led them to be seen as a high-speed element of the battle fleet.

The British battlecruisers fought in numerous battles in World War I, such as the battles of the. Battle Cruiser Preliminary Design Drawings Eleven of the design drawings in the "Spring Styles" Book treat battle cruisers. These plans cover both preliminary concept designs that did not lead to ship construction as well as four designs prepared during the course of development of the one class selected for construction, the.

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The authors trace the Navy's evolution from a fleet centered around slow battleships to one that deployed most of the warship types that proved so essential in World War II, including fast aircraft carriers, heavy and light cruisers, sleek destroyers, powerful battleships, and deadly submarines.

Cruisers and Battle Cruisers explores the pivotal importance of cruiser-class ships to naval warfare and, in a wider scope, world politics. In vivid but accessible detail, it describes the milestones of cruiser design and deployment from midth century development of steam-propelled, ironclads to the World War I introduction of battle Price: $ The Battle Cruisers at the Action of the Falkland Islands With A Memoir Of The Author by Verner, Rudolf, and Hodge, Harold and a great selection of related books, art.

This weakness was cruelly exposed at the battle of Jutland inwhere three of the battle-cruisers exploded. Known as the ‘Splendid Cats’ for their speed and viciousness, battle cruisers fought at Heligoland Bight, the Falkland’s Islands, Dogger Bank and Jutland.

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I was delighted to find that someone was reprinting the work and so ordered a copy. It is great to have the book but it will not be a pleasure to read it. The print quality is /5(64). With the Battle Cruisers by Filson Young. ebook. Sign up to save your library.

He recorded his experiences a few years later of his life at sea in the Grand Fleet in this book which captures but the action of the battle and the personalities of the crews he served with.

Line drawing of Alaska in The three ships of the Alaska Class though classed as “Large Cruisers” by the US Navy were actually the last Battle Cruisers designed, built and put into operation by any Navy.

Designed as a counter to the German Scharnhorst and Gneisenau which in and had created havoc in the Atlantic raiding convoys and sinking the Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier.

This book concentrates on the seven completed ships but coverage extends to the 'proto-battlecruiser' Blucher and the ships building or designed by the end of the war.

German Battlecruisers Steve Backer,Robert Brown — Battle cruisers. The single best work of reportage about the battlecruiser, ever, by a war correspondent who was with Beatty's Battlecruiser Squadron at Jutland. Filson Young: the Bob Woodward of battlecruisers.

An excerpt: Here, then, was the ideal type for which Lord Fisher in our conversations had so often sighed; and I was secretly disappointed when, on my. The Battle of Tassafaronga, Novemwas the fifth and last major night surface action fought off Savo Island during World War II’s Guadalcanal campaign.

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It ended a string of Japanese victories, but it was also a horrible embarrassment to the U.S. Navy, which had three heavy cruisers damaged and one sunk to enemy torpedoes. in Scapa Flow to see. This book will allow you to get much closer to some of those ships and you, too, can marvel at the their power and maybe even a little of the glory.

Awesome stuff. Reviewed by Mark Barnes for War History Online. GERMAN BATTLECRUISERS OF WORLD WAR ONE Their Design, Construction and Operations. By Gary Staff. Three German battle cruisers and three dreadnoughts required extensive repairs. Strategically, Jutland proved as decisive as the Battle of Trafalgar.

The German High Sea. --The design selected for conversion of two Lexington class Battle Cruisers to Aircraft Carriers, which became aircraft carriers Lexington and Saratoga: S U.S. AirPlane Carriers No. 1 & 2 - Battle Cruisers Converted - Febru Preliminary design drawing of a 38, ton ship with a main battery of eight 8-inch guns and a.

About the book: The building-up of a fleet with the armourclad at its centre was already intended by the Bakufu navy and became an urgent requirement with the establishment of the Meiji navy. Until the beginning of the Pacific War the heavily armed and armoured battleships and battle cruisers were the core of the fleet in the armament planning.The 10 – 11 knot speed difference is too large for the battleships to properly support the battle cruisers in a fleet action and, traditionally, battle cruisers were only knots faster than their contemporary battleship support.

With Revenant class battle cruisers in service, the supporting battle line speed needs to be in the knot.Battle-Cruisers: A History eBook: Bassett, Ronald: : Kindle Store. Skip to main Try Prime Hello. Sign in Account & Lists Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart.

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