Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare: Strategy, Weapons, Commanders, and Ships: 1190 BC - Present

Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare Strategy Weapons Commanders and Ships BC Present Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare analyzes the tactics techniques and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day Beginning with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III s victory over

  • Title: Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare: Strategy, Weapons, Commanders, and Ships: 1190 BC - Present
  • Author: Rob S. Rice Amber Books Phyllis G. Jestice Christer Jorgensen Martin J. Dougherty
  • ISBN: 9780312554538
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare analyzes the tactics, techniques, and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day Beginning with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III s victory over the piractical Sea Peoples in 1190 BC, and coming up to date with the use of aircraft carriers and the latest computerized weapons technology, the book covers every significFighting Techniques of Naval Warfare analyzes the tactics, techniques, and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day Beginning with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III s victory over the piractical Sea Peoples in 1190 BC, and coming up to date with the use of aircraft carriers and the latest computerized weapons technology, the book covers every significant development in naval warfare over the last 3000 years.The first chapter covers some of the major naval engagements of the ancient era, including the Greeks emphatic victory over the Persians at Salamis 480 BC and Octavian s decisive defeat of Mark Anthony at Actium 31 BC The use of galleys as the premier fighting ship for than 2000 years is explored in detail The second chapter investigates the development of new types of fighting vessels, such as the northern European cog, at battles such as Sluys 1340 AD , which also offering expert analysis of the introduction of cannon at Hansando 1592 and the spectacular use of fireships against the Spanish Armada at Gravelines 1588 The third chapter examines the age of sail, from the early seventeenth century to the late eighteenth century, through famous encounters at the Downs 1639 , Medway 1667 , and Quiberon Bay 1759 The chapter rounds off with the Russo Swedish battled of Svensksund 1790 , demonstrating one of the last uses of galleys in European naval warfare The fourth chapter surveys the transformation from the employment of the last great fighting sailing ships at battles such as Copenhagen 1801 and Trafalgar 1805 to the advent of steam powered ironclads at Mobile Bay 1864 The final chapter covers the development and use of ard battleships at Tsushima 1905 and Jutland 1916 , and the revolutionary introduction of aircraft carriers at Cape Matapan 1941 and Midway 1942.Using specially commissioned color maps and black and white artworks, Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare is an essential companion for anyone interested in naval warfare.

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    1. This book is notable for its breadth and the way it is able to draw continuities between periods of naval warfare that varied greatly in their technological forms. From triremes that attempted to ram each other to ships of the line with their innumerable cannon to armored battleships and aircraft carriers, the book gives an informative sweep of the developments and counter-developments in naval technology and the changing strategies and tactics they necessitated. The book also adequately conveys [...]

    2. I have always been interested in Naval strategy. This book has a nice selection of maps and pictures and is a nice introduction.

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