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Conway Maritime Press - Warship 2005

Year: 2005
Language: english
Author: Jordan J.(ed.)
Genre: Periodical (magazine)
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 1844860035
Format: PDF
Quality: Photo of pages
Pages count: 205
Description: In Volume 27 (2005) the excellent work of this series is well continued. Articles cover in depth the defects of British heavy sheels in WW1, two articles on French cruisers of post WW1 and WW2, and the topic of pumping water out of early pre-dreadnoughts.. The finest story is a personal account of a russian officer on the Russian Battleship Orel at the battle of Tsushima with the recording of the terrific damage inflicted on the ship and the effort to save it from sinking. All together another excellent book in the series. Warship is an annually produced compilation of articles on the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. The 2005 issue is one of the most interesting volumes yet. The first article is on the failure of British armor piercing big gun shells to pierce armor and then to fail to explode. It is surprising to me that such little details seemingly are ignored until a country goes to war, ships have sunk, and people have died. I was reminded of the failure of the American (and German) torpedoes to explode. After all the effort put into submarines, training the crew and sending them off to war, it appears that only one live test of a torpedo had been run and it had failed. Another article is on the early steam powered torpedo boats built by the Royal Navy in the late 1800's. These definitely do not look like they would be good boats on which to serve.



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