Norman Friedman’s U.S. Naval Weapons focuses on the development history of weapons used by the U.S. Navy from the “New Navy” of 1883 to (the
Alan Raven is well-known for many of his line drawings of naval vessels. This book provides 13 pages of text on the design and development
I’ve done reviews on other popular history books about the ships of the Yamato-class. (see the reviews for: Battleship Musashi by Akira Yoshimura and A
By April of 1945, the Allied push across the Pacific had summarily turned the tide of the war against Imperial Japan. With her surface fleet and naval air forces virtually decimated through attrition from previous campaigns and battles, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attempted one final, desperate push against the Allies at Okinawa with the very symbol of the navy and Japan itself, the Yamato battleship. Unfortunately, they were up against the massive Allied naval forces approaching Okinawa.
Here is one of those strange stories that makes the rounds on the internet every so often. During the Vietnam War the U.S. undertook a
There are many history books on U.S. Navy submarine operations and personal accounts from submariners during World War II, however, Commander (ret.) John Alden, himself