H M S Warspite

H  M  S  Warspite
Author: Stephen Wentworth Roskill
Publsiher: London : Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1957
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035285100

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Warspite

Warspite
Author: Iain Ballantyne
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781783461288

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No warship name in British naval history has more battle honours than HMS Warspite. While this book looks at the lives of all eight vessels to bear the name (between 1596 and the 1990s), it concentrates on the truly epic story of the seventh vessel, a super-dreadnought battleship, conceived as the ultimate answer to German naval power, during the arms race that helped cause WW1. Warspite fought off the entire German fleet at Jutland, survived a mutiny between the wars and then covered herself in glory in action from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean during WW2. She was the flagship of Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham when he mastered the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean, her guns inflicting devastating damage on the enemy at Calabria in 1940 and Matapan in 1941. She narrowly avoided destruction by the Japanese carrier force that had earlier devastated Pearl Harbor. She provided crucial fire support for Allied landings in Sicily, Italy, Normandy and Walcheren. A lucky ship in battle, she survived dive-bombers off Crete and glide bomb hits off Salerno. The Spite had a reputation for being obtuse at unexpected moments, running aground and losing her steering several times; she broke free from her towropes on the way to the breakers and ending up beached at St Michael's Mount where it took a decade to dismantle her. She had fought to the end.But this is not just the story of a warship. Wherever possible the voices of those men who fought aboard her speak directly to the reader about their experiences. Warspite is also the story of a great naval nation which constructed her as the ultimate symbol of its imperial power and then scrapped her when the sun set on that empire.About the AuthorIain Ballantyne is a much published naval author. His other books for Pen & Sword are HMS London, HMS Rodney and Victory as well as Strike From the Sea and Killing the Bismarck. He is editor of WARSHIPS IFR magazine. For more details on Iain Ballantyne and his books, visit: www.iainballantyne.com

The Battleship Hms Warspite 1914 1919

The Battleship Hms Warspite 1914 1919
Author: Troels W. Hansen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 836459673X

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In 1906, the British launched one of the most revolutionary ships ever built HMS Dreadnought. Besides being a big ship powered by turbines the ship was constructed with "all big guns . This meant that the earlier battleships were typically equipped with just 4 main guns intended to engage other battleships plus an additional number of smaller guns to engage cruisers. The Dreadnought dispensed with the smaller weapons to increase her main battery to 10 12in guns, making her broadside twice as powerful as any other capital ship in the world. This design effectively rendered all other battleships obsolete, and sparked a naval shipbuilding race between the naval powers which consumed a huge portion of their industrial capacity up to and during WWI. Several battleships of different classes were built but learning that both Japan and the United States were implementing 14 inch guns decisive measures were taken to keep the Royal Navy ahead the Queen Elizabeth class with it s fearsome 15 inch guns were therefor introduced. In 1913 the British launched HMS Queen Elizabeth which was often described as a Super Dreadnought: bigger, faster, and more heavily armed and armored than any other ship. During the next few years 4 more ships where launched."

The Battleship HMS Warspite

The Battleship HMS Warspite
Author: Witold Koszela
Publsiher: Kagero Pub
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2014-02-19
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 8362878924

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The battleship HMS Warspite is packed with countless drawing sheets and color profiles of the famous ship.

Warspite

Warspite
Author: Iain Ballantyne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:707341019

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Battleship Sailors

Battleship Sailors
Author: Harry Plevy
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UOM:39015050490229

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"Much has been written about this famous vessel, but Harry Plevy has found an abundance of unpublished reminiscences, and through correspondence and interview discovered even more fascinating new material. The result is a vivid inside story of an action-packed career, told in the words of those who served aboard Warspite, civilians who refitted the ship and entertained her crew, and even the enemies who fought against her."--BOOK JACKET.

The Battleship Warspite

The Battleship Warspite
Author: Robert Brown
Publsiher: Seaforth Publsihing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-10
Genre: Battleships
ISBN: 1526719371

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The technical details of early 20th century British warships were recorded in a set of plans produced by the builders on completion of every ship. Known as the "as fitted" general arrangements, these drawings documented the exact appearance and fitting of the ship as it entered service. Today these plans form part of the incomparable collection of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, which is using the latest scanning technology to make digital copies of the highest quality. This book is the first of a series based entirely on these drafts which will depict famous warships in an unprecedented degree of detail--complete sets in full color, with many close-ups and enlargements that make every aspect clear and comprehensible. The celebrated battleship Warspite is an ideal introduction to this new series--an apparently familiar subject, but the result is an anatomy that will fascinate every warship enthusiast and modeler.

HMS Warspite

HMS  Warspite
Author: Stephen Wentworth Roskill
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1957
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0860071723

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