This A-Z guide covers the life and careers of over 600 key figures in naval history, from the sixteenth century to the present day.
Featuring influential figures from the UK, US and around the world, from the great admirals such as Nelson, to minesweepers, designers and administrators, it is an invaluable guide to those who have shaped naval history.
'A timely memorial to what used to be … it encompasses the grand sweep of more than four centuries of classical naval warfare … Who was the finest submariner: Karl Doenitz or Max Horton? The greatest modern naval leader: Cunningham or Nimitz?… Who was the most influential explorer: Cook or de Bougainville? Every amateur of naval history will find his or her attention sharply arrested at every page.' - Guy Liardet, The Times
'For seekers after treasure, there are many nuggets here.' - Richard Hill