This is an interesting publication on submarines taking a completely new look at the German underwater boats of the WW Two. It is intended to answer literally all questions that the people interested in the underwater warfare may have about the interior arrangement of the German submarines.
In his book, the author has covered each compartment of the submarine providing the information with the numerous clear and detailed photos perfectly illustrating the text part. The book will tell you a full interesting and glorious story of the men who served on those submarines and their work.
The content includes all required details addressing every single aspect of the u-boat arrangement and life on board, and such approach has made this volume very popular. The text itself is very informative and easy to read so the book may be recommended to the wide audience not only to the naval historians or engineers. The images are covering all specific features of the submarines.
The most important feature of the volume is a successful combination of the first-person accounts with the nice photos and this is what gained so much popularity to this publication. Have a look if you are interested in submarines of the Second World War times.
A nice historical work prepared by the naval history expert Thomas Walkowiak. The book contains real pictures of the submarines serving in the United States Navy Fleer at the time of the Second World War. This one is expected to be of great interest to the professional naval historians and people who just like history and want to know a bit more about the USN role played in the World War Two.
The photographs presented within the volume have been supplemented by the professional and very interesting narrative from the author, providing required technical details of the submarines, some information on their armament, historical background, battles they participated in etc. Have a look and you will definitely find so much of the information related to the American underwater fleet of the WWII times you never had before.
In the closing years of the XIX century it was only France who could claim near-parity in the sea power with Great Britain. The "Entente Cordiale" was a decade away and France was regarded as a potential naval threat. This hazard increased by successful French attempts to build "sousmarins". Four such vessels were in use in the French navy by 1897, electrically powered and with compressed air reservoir; the largest was 160 feet long and displaced 266 tons.
The main purpose of this popular volume was to fill the existing informational gap in naval history related to the submarines of the Royal Navy. In fact, in the past there was no book to cover every submarine launched into the Royal Navy fleet; another idea of the author was to track and show the evolution of the submarines since 1901. It was obviously a difficult task since the histories of service of most of those boats could each easily fill a book.
That is why it required considerable time consumed and effort by the author to choose the most relevant, important and interesting information for inclusion in this publication. And we can say that he definitely succeeded in this - his work has been well met by the naval historians and just interested readers around the planet.
In his remarkable work, Gordon Williamson, is describing the design and development of the historical opponents, covering both strengths and weaknesses of underwater boats and destroyer escorts, the famous enemies of war time. The author has provided an excellent insight into these two antagonists paying particular attention to the see-saw fortune changes when one side of the battle got the upper hand while the other side countered in... The volume deserves to be treated as a perfect supplementary material for the people learning the history of the Second World War since it is telling in detail the history of subject confrontation revealing some very interesting historical facts.
We would recommend this title to the people interested in submarines, in the history of the World War Two, in the naval warfare in general, in the submarines and their operations, in short to virtually everyone, noting that the content of the volume has been presented in a very easy-to-follow and interesting manner making this book an easy and fascinating reading. The book is truly comprehensive and will provide huge amount of the useful and verified technical and historical information to the readers.
For a very long time people have taken it for granted the big, fast underwater boat of our age, nuclear powered and capable of staying under the water surface for weeks, even some months if necessary. And yet, scarcely more than four decades have passed since the time when the first nuclear-powered U-boat, the American Nautilus, was delivered and introduced a new era in naval warfare.
The publication features numerous photographs of the Type XXI being under construction. In general, the content is highly informative and will be liked by all people interested in submarines and naval history, particularly that of the war period. Subject boat was considered a true engineering marvel of that time.
The document is covering the whole history that eventually led to the development of the submarine, actual development of Type XXI submarine and quite short usage of the boat. In addition, there are some good quality engineering drawings of the boat, showing the general arrangement - they will present interest to the naval architects.
The book is devoted to the Seventh U-Boat Flotilla known as "Wegener". It was originally formed with only six submarines in summer of 1938. Out of these six boats, only one managed to survive operationally to the time when the war ended. This volume has been compiled by two recognized experts in the field, both of them being persons well known for their works and researches in the field of naval history, and reflects their joint efforts and experience eventually resulting in the remarkably interesting and informative content.
The book is opening with the comprehensive historical background telling readers about the origins of this fleet, followed by the several chapters covering the actions of the flotilla in the course of the war, equipment installed of the boats, people who used to serve, and many other information that would be greatly appreciated by the naval history enthusiasts and all people with the interest in the underwater fleet. Have a look in this book and will enjoy reading.
In fact, this publication is the first one to provide a proper basis for using the small-sized observation-class remotely operated vehicles for the purpose of performing surveys, inspections and researches. The document is intended to serve as a guidebook offering users a complete training and giving all required information covering the operations of ROV - it shall be used by the technicians and offshore engineers but the content will be equally interesting to the enthusiasts of the underwater activities.
The authors of the manual are mainly focusing on the underwater uses of these vehicles for the industrial, scientific and commercial studies and researches. The book will inform readers about the marine robotics as well as of the navigation instruments commonly used to faster and more efficiently obtain the mission results and associated data.
It is also covering the technology together with its applications, introducing the basic technologies required and showing how they are related to the specific requirements. Such approach will help readers in identification of the equipment considered essential for the efficient and cost effective operation of the vehicle.
The book written by Thomas Warzyk, who is the author of several journal articles and also holds the patents in his field, was released with the intention to convey a basic knowledge of the design, manufacture and installation aspects of the power cables normally used in submarines.
The following major issues were addressed in this book - Application of such power cables and their design elements, accessories of the cables, various aspects of their manufacturing and testing, marine survey of the cables, installation matters and further protection of SPC, damages that commonly occur to the cables and their repair, maintenance and reliability, environmental issues and some useful tables.
In short, this book is an excellent and remarkably informative account of all technical matters expected to be of practical interest to the engineers. The author discusses the cables in a very straightforward manner trying to avoid the use of jargon. He has tried not to be too technical so that the book is readable not only to the professionals. Virtually all aspects of the subject have been covered making this book important to all those dealing with the matter of transmitting HV power through the oceans...