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The World's Greatest Submarines By David Ross

The World's Greatest Submarines by David Ross

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The World's Greatest Submarines: An Illustrated History by David Ross

In 1776, American Patriots attempted to destroy the British flagship Eagle using a man-operated semi-submersible, the Turtle, in New York harbour. The attack failed, but the idea stuck. Almost 90 years later, the CSS Hunley successfully rammed into the Federal sloop USS Housatonic with a spar torpedo. The Housatonic became the first ship in naval history to be sunk by a submarine.
World's Greatest Submarines features the most significant submarines built, from the German U-9 - which sank three British cruisers on 22 September 1914 - through the huge Japanese I-400 class to the great nuclear-powered submarines of the Cold War, such as the USS Los Angeles and Soviet Oscar class. Also included are the 'undersea cruiser' Surcouf; the highly successful Type VII U-boats of World War II; and the latest attack and ballistic missile submarines, such as HMS Astute, USS Virginia, the Chinese Type 094 and the Russian Yasen class.
Each entry includes a brief description of the submarine's development and history, a colour profile or cutaway, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World's Greatest Submarines is an accessible guide for those interested in naval history.

About David Ross

David Ross specialises in maritime, engineering and railway history and he has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Abandoned Industrial Places, Rail Journeys, Bridges, Coast, Lighthouses, Ships Visual Encyclopedia, The Essential Naval Identification Guide: Submarines 1914-Present, Great Warships and The World's Greatest Battleships.

Table of Contents

Introduction Turtle (USA) CSS Hunley (Confederate) USS Intelligent Whale (USA) Gustave Zede (France) Argonaut (USA) USS Holland Protector (USA) B class (UK) U9 (Germany) HMS E-11 (UK) UC-25 (Germany) Deutschland (Germany) U-139 (Germany) V-6 Nautilus (USA) Type VIIA (U-32) (Germany)1937 Type VIIB (U-47) (Germany) 1938 Surcouf (France) 1940 Type XIV (U-459) (Germany)1941 Type VIIC (Germany) 1941 X-5 (UK) 1942 Leonardo da Vinci (France) 1942 Type XXI U-boat (Germany) 1943 I-400 (Japanese) 1943 USS Ray (SS-271) (USA) 1943 USS Piper (USA) 1944 USS Tench (SS-417) (USA) 1944 USS Nautilus (SSN-571) 1954 Foxtrot class (Soviet) 1958 Echo Class (Soviet) 1960 HMS Resolution (S22) (UK) 1966 Sturgeon class (USA) 1966 Victor class (Soviet) 1967 Swiftsure class (UK) 1973 USS Los Angeles (SSN 688) 1974 Alfa Class (Soviet) 1977 USS Ohio 1979 Typhoon class (Soviet) 1981 Zeeleeuw (Holland) 1987 Vastergotland (Sweden) 1987 Le Triomphant (France) 1993 Kursk (Oscar II) (Russia) 1994 USS Seawolf 1995 Type 039 Song Class (China) 1998 Type 212 (Germany) 2002 Virginia class (USA) 2004 Scorpe ne (Spain, France et al) 2005 Astute (UK) 2007 Type 094 (Jin) China 2007 Soryu (Japan) 2009 Dolphin I class (Israel) 2010 Arihant (India) 2012 Yasen class (Russia) 2015 Index

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The World's Greatest Submarines: An Illustrated History by David Ross
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