1st Edition

The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947–2007

By Paul Silverstone Copyright 2009
    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    A further article about Paul Silverstone and the Navy Warships series can be found at:  http://www.thejc.com/home.aspxParentId=m11s18s180&SecId=180&AId=58892&ATypeId=1  

    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


    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.

    Praise for the U.S. Navy Warship series:

    "Invaluable tools for any historian working in American naval history."
    International Journal of Maritime History

    "These are just what naval history buffs and modelers want when searching for information—everything about a vessel or its class is compiled on the same page. What a time saver!"
    Ships in Scale

    "An important reference work from a recognized and expert author with a long tradition of scholarship."
    American Reference Books Annual

    "A necessity for any library."
    Nautical Research Journal

    "Here is the one-volume reference that is a must for every serious Naval buff. . . . Encyclopedic in its immense content and well-illustrated with sharp clear photos, this one volume text . . . is well worth every penny."
    Rod E. Redman, Sea Classics

    "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

    "The Navy of the Nuclear Age is an important reference book for the maritime historian. I will look forward to using it and the other volumes in the series for my research."
    —William A. Fox, PowerShips, Journal of the Steamship Historical Society