Jane?s Submarines: War beneath the waves from 1776 to the present day

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9780007163687: Jane?s Submarines: War beneath the waves from 1776 to the present day

New paperback edition of this heavily illustrated and meticulously detailed history of the submarine. A most for all fans of naval history, featuring fantastic historical photography and technical information.

The highly respected journalist and author, Robert Hutchinson, follows the development of the submarine as a weapon of war from its earliest designs to the latest vessels at sea today.

Since the Bourne design of the submersible in 1578 man’s fascination with travelling underwater has led to developments of the submarine becoming faster and able to go to greater depths. The adaptation of this craft, for military use, was also envisaged early in its history with weapon systems emerging in 1626.

Included are text, tables, illustrations and photographs of:

The first submarines

World War I designs

Inter-war designs and disasters

World War II operations

‘Cold War’ submarine design and operations

The latest submarine designs

Submarine accidents through the years, including details on the Russian ‘Kursk’ that sank in 2000.

Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons has provided illustrations for many of the major ‘landmarks’ for designs from 1776 through to the present day.

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This beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia charts the incredible history of submarines, beginning with primitive boats of the 18th and 19th centuries, covering the submarines of both world wars and looking at the nuclear submarines of today. Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons illustrates every major type of submarine with precision and detail. Data tables bring together information from submarine museums around the world, with sidebars on submarine accidents, weapons technology, sensors, oceanography and rescue missions. This is the fascinating story of the war beneath the waves.

About the Author:

Robert Hutchinson was the Defence Correspondent of the Press Association between 1977 and 1983 before joining Jane’s as one of the founding team that launched the world renowned Jane’s Defence Weekly in 1984. After leaving the Jane’s board of directors in 1997 he continued to report on defence and security issues in print and on radio, and now also undertakes training of writers and journalists internationally. He is also the author of Jane’s Warship Recognition Handbook.

Tony Gibbons illustrated Jane’s Battleships, War at Sea and Jane’s Naval History of World War II.

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Robert Hutchinson
Published by Collins (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007163681 ISBN 13: 9780007163687
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