U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy by Gordon Williamson, Ian Palmer
By Gordon Williamson, Ian Palmer
As was once the case in global conflict II, one of many maximum threats to Britain in the course of international struggle i used to be the German U-boat threat. This publication strains the improvement of the U-boat probability from the Brandtaucher, designed through Wilhelm Bauer, the daddy of the German submarine arm, in 1850, via to the commissioning of Germany's first U-boat to enter carrier, the U-1, in 1906. It then covers the most different types of global conflict I U-boat, detailing the operational background of the U-boat provider intensive, with a specific specialise in the campaigns within the Atlantic and Mediterranean, in addition to the gradual building up of anti-submarine measures by way of the allies.
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As was once the case in global battle II, one of many maximum threats to Britain in the course of international battle i used to be the German U-boat risk. This e-book lines the advance of the U-boat danger from the Brandtaucher, designed by means of Wilhelm Bauer, the daddy of the German submarine arm, in 1850, via to the commissioning of Germany's first U-boat to enter carrier, the U-1, in 1906.
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Copies of the original plans, usually amounting to several sheets for each ship, can be ordered from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. The NMM’s historic Brass Foundry building at the old Woolwich Arsenal houses one of the world’s most extensive collections of ship plans, dating back many centuries into the age of pure sail propulsion. It also has an extensive collection of ship photographs. The expert staff at the Brass Foundry, in particular Andrew Choong Han Lin, has been extremely helpful in selecting and crisply duplicating the plan sets needed for this volume.
The 1875 proposal was apparently vetoed by the Cabinet. Focal area defence was part of a larger strategy. French bases abroad would be attacked so that they could not be used as bases for commerce raiders. The troopships used for such attacks would be convoyed, and some other unusually valuable ships might also be protected directly. The issue of convoy was whether such protection could be or would be extended to the mass of merchant shipping. The conclusion was clearly that such extension was impossible and unaffordable.
Elevations usually do not show the masts beyond a few feet above the decks (in many cases the funnels are also truncated). For most of the ships in this book, rigging and/or sail plans survive, but where they did not, the masting and rigging was deduced from that of the closest contemporary classes and from photographs. Thus the availability of high-quality photography is vital to producing plans as accurate as possible. For the first volume in this series, there was ample aerial photography, but aerial views of Victorian era ships are, understandably, extremely rare.