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

This is an illustrated account of the war beneath the waves. 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 in this book are, 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. Naval artist Tony Gibbons has provided illustrations for many of the major "landmarks" for designs from 1776 through to 2003.

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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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