British destroyers : from earliest days to the Second World War

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Published
  • Barnsley : Seaforth Publishing 2009
Physical description
1 online resource (1099 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-4738-1280-1
  • 1-78383-348-3
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-265) and index.
  • English
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed August 29, 2014).
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Full Title; Copyright; Content; Acknowledgements; CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 2 BEGINNINGS; CHAPTER 3 TORPEDO-BOAT DESTROYERS; CHAPTER 4 THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE DESTROYER; CHAPTER 5 FISHER'S DESTROYERS; CHAPTER 6 A STANDARD TYPE; CHAPTER 7 WAR, 1914-18; CHAPTER 8 LESSONS ABSORBED; CHAPTER 9 A NEW STANDARD DESIGN: THE A-1 SERIES; CHAPTER 10 THE SECOND WORLD WAR; Bibliography; Notes; Datalist; List of Ships; Index
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  • English

Summary

  • In the late nineteenth century the advent of the modern torpedo woke the Royal Navy to a potent threat to its domination, not seriously challenged since Trafalgar. For the first time a relatively cheap weapon had the potential to sink the largest, and costliest exponents of sea power. Not surprisingly, Britain's traditional rivals invested heavily in the new technology that promised to overthrow the naval status quo.The Royal Navy was also quick to adopt the new weapon, but the British concentrated on developing counters to the essentially offensive tactics associated with torpedo-carrying sma
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