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An annual publication featuring the latest research on the history, development and service of the world's warships.

For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more, maintaining the impressive standards of scholarship and research with which Warship has become synonymous.

In the 2019 edition of this celebrated title, articles include Hans Lengerer's exploration of the genesis of the Six-Six Fleet, Michele Cosentino's look at Project 1030, Italy's attempt to create a torpedo-armed attack and ballistic missile submarines, and A D Baker III's drawing feature on the USS Lebanon.

Detailed and accurate information is the keynote of all the articles, which are fully supported by plans, data tables and stunning photographs.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

Armed Merchant Cruiser: The Conversion of HMS Kanimbla, 1939
Peter Cannon describes the conversion of the Australian coastal passenger liner Kanimbla into an AMC.

The French Battleship Brennus
Philippe Caresse looks at the tortured history of this powerful vessel, which never fired a gun in anger.

The Genesis of the Six-Six Fleet
Hans Lengerer examines the rationale behind the fleet that won the Russo-Japanese War.

The Rise of the Brown Curtis Turbine
Ian Johnston assesses the development of the Curtis turbine, built under licence by John Brown & Co.

Battlecruiser Tiger: The Arrangement of the Main Engines
Dr Brian Newman investigates the Brown Curtis turbine machinery installed in HMS Tiger, and establishes the actual configuration.

In Avrora's Shadow: The Russian Cruisers of the Diana Class
Stephen McLaughlin tells the story of the Russian Imperial Navy's first attempt at a true light cruiser.

Project 1030: A Nuclear Attack Submarine for the Italian Navy
Michele Cosentino looks at the Italian Navy's ambition to build a force SSNs and SSBNs.

The 340mm Coast Defence Battery at Cape Cépet
John Jordan describes the development and history of this key element in the defences of Toulon.

Powder Magazine Explosions on Japanese Warships
Kathrin Milanovich looks in detail at magazine explosions involving major vessels, including the efforts of the various Investigation Committees set up to determine the causes.

Beyond the Kaiser: The IGN's Destroyers and Torpedo Boats after 1918
Aidan Dodson reviews the careers and ultimate fates of the vessels in service or building in 1918.

Early British Iron Armour
David Boursnell looks at the manufacture and testing of early British iron armour plate.

Australia's First Destroyers
Mark Briggs tells the story of the six destroyers of the 'River' class built for Australia.

North Sea Partners: The British and Dutch Navies in the Cold War Era
Jon Wise looks at Anglo-Dutch collaboration on a series of postwar naval programmes and initiatives.

USS Lebanon (AG-2): A Jack of Several Trades
A D Baker III focuses on USS Lebanon, taken up from trade as a collier and subsequently used for a variety of tasks.

Warship Notes
Warship Gallery

Product details

Published 30 May 2019
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 224
ISBN 9781472835932
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Black and white line drawings and photographs
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Volume Editor

John Jordan

John Jordan is a former teacher of modern language…


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