Sunk! : How the Great Battleships Were Lost book cover
1st Edition

How the Great Battleships Were Lost

ISBN 9781032273037
Published May 15, 2022 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1982, brings together for the first time accounts of the fates of some of those extinct monsters of the seas – the battleships. It catalogues the sinkings of major ships from the Italian Re d’Italia in 1866 to the end of the battleship era and the rise of the carriers in World War II. The result is a valuable contribution to naval history as navies moved from the age of sail to the present day.

Table of Contents

1. Yamato, the Last of the Many, 1945  2. The Ram, Lissa, 1866  3. Mr Whitehead’s Daughters  4. ‘Remember the Maine!’  5. Three Flagships 6. Internal Explosion  7. The Guns of Jutland  8. The Battle of the Adriatic  9. Fifteen Battleships Sunk in an Afternoon by Mistake  10. The Coastal Motor Boats at Kronstadt, 1919  11. ‘What a Wonderful Feat of Arms!’  12. The Coming of the Carrier  13. Hood and Bismark, 1941  14. ‘Air Attack on Pearl Harbor. This is No Drill.’  15. Prince of Wales and Repulse, 1941

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