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The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007

1st Edition

By Paul Silverstone


360 pages

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The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007, the fifth volume in the monumental U.S. Navy Warship series, presents an all-inclusive compendium of the ships that served in the U.S. Navy from the Cold War up through the present day. Featuring radical new developments in warships such as nuclear-powered submarines and carriers equipped with ballistic missiles, the post-World War II period was one of unprecedented technological growth for the U.S. Navy.

The Navy of the Nuclear Age contains specifications and illustrations for all the ships and submarines that have helped the U.S. to achieve its present-day status as the country with the world’s largest and most powerful navy.

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"The Navy of the Nuclear Age is so straightforward to navigate that it belies the impressive amount of research that went in to preparing it. Silverstone has provided an invaluable service to histoirans of the US Navy during the Cold War with a research tool tthat brings imporant factual material quickly at hand. And while the book's current price of $150 might limit individual purchases to serious scholars, it should nevertheless find its way into every library section dedicated to military history and national security studies. The Navy of the Nuclear Age sends a clear signal that the Cold War remains relevant, and demand continued attention and study."

International Journal of Maritime History

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Table of Contents

Introduction Explanation of Data List of Abbreviations Chronology Naval Ordnance, 1945–2005 1. Aircraft Carriers 2. Battleships 3. Cruisers 4. Submarines 5. Destroyers 6. Escorts/Frigates 7. Amphibious Ships 8. Mine Ships 9. Patrol Ships 10. Tenders/Support Vessels 11. Supply Ships 12. Other Types 13. Sealift Ships 14. US Coast Guard 15. Coast & Geodetic Survey/NOAA 16. US Army. Appendix: List of Shipbuilders. Bibliography. Index

About the Author

Paul Silverstone is an internationally recognized naval authority known for his many books and articles on warships. He is author of US Warships of WWII and editor of the naval notes column of Warship International, the quarterly journal of the international Naval Research Organization.

About the Series

The U.S. Navy Warship Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Nuclear Warfare
HISTORY / Military / United States
HISTORY / Military / Naval