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Title: Atlantic Escorts: Ships, Weapons and Tactics in World War II.

Author: David K. Brown

Publisher: Naval Institute Press.

Publication date: 2008.

ISBN: 1591140129

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages.

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Title: Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design since 1945

Authors: David K. Brown, George Moore

Publisher: Naval Institute Press.

Publication date: 2004.

ISBN: 1591147050

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages.

This fourth and final volume in the bestselling series on Royal Navy warship development presents an in-depth and lucid account of British warship construction in the challenging half-century since World War II. After considering the wartime legacy and lingering austerity, the authors cover some of the ambitious ideas for the bigger ships like the reconstruction of the carrier Victorious, and the conversion of fleet destroyers into anti-submarine frigates. But most of the book is devoted to new construction, with chapters on all the major categories and new information on designs that remained on the drawing board. It concludes with a survey of the most significant technological innovations and an analysis of the impact of the Falklands War. D. K. Brown's personal knowledge and experience and George Moore's in-depth research on declassified material add up to a crowning finale of an internationally acclaimed series. 200 plans and illustrations. 10 x 12 inches.

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Title: Nelson to Vanguard: Warship Design and Development 1923-1945.

Author: David K. Brown

Publisher: Naval Institute Press.

Publication date: 2000.

ISBN: 155750492X

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages.

The third volume in the best-selling series on British warship development recounts the Royal Navy's response to the restrictions placed on it by the Washington Naval Treaties in the inter-war years and the construction of the fleet used to fight World War II. Noted naval architect David Brown brings this crucial era into focus as he analyzes the principle pre-war developments, including the first purpose-built aircraft carriers and the growing perception of the threat of air attack to warships. In addition, all the wartime construction programs-such as the massive amphibious warfare fleet used on D-Day are covered, as well as the lessons learned from wartime damage and the top-secret pre- and postwar damage trials. This heavily illustrated sequel to "Warrior to Dreadnought" and "The Grand Fleet" is an essential reference and provides a wealth of information on British maritime history.

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Title: The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development 1906-1922.

Author: David K. Brown

Publisher: Naval Institute Press.

Publication date: 1999.

ISBN: 155750315X

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages.

In this book, the sequel to the highly-acclaimed Warrior to Dreadnought, David Brown brings his knowledge and experience as a warship designer to the story of the Royal Navy's development of World War I warships and the influence of that conflict on future warship design. The building of the new Dreadnought battleships and the controversial battlecruisers are covered in this book, as well as developments in the design of cruisers and smaller craft, and the new weapons of naval warfare--submarines and aircraft carriers. Brown provides a full analysis of the experience of battle damage along with an examination of the effect that damage had on post-World War I designs to the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.

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Title: Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development 1860-1905.

Author: David K. Brown

Publisher: Naval Institute Press.

Publication date: 2004.

ISBN: 1840675292

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages.

Warship Development from 1860-1905. Full accounts are given of the famous events of the period, such as the loss of the turret ship "Captain", the bombardment of Alexandria in 1882, the ramming of the "Victoria" by the "Camperdown" in 1893, the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. Illustrated throughout with many rare contemporary photographs, this is an indispensable study of one of the most exiting periods in warship development.


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