WARSHIP 2012 by Stephen Dent
The latest volume of this highly acclaimed annual maintains the well established impressive standards of scholarship, research, news and reviews from the field of warship history. This edition features articles on a range of diverse subjects, including: the construction of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet in the period 1906-16; the career of the French pre-dreadnought Gaulois; the story of TB191 - Tasmania's only torpedo boat; the IJN battlecruisers of the Kongo class; the loss of the Italian armoured cruiser the Giuseppe Garibaldi; the two auxiliary vessels Jules Verne and Le Gladiateur built for the Marine Nationale; the second part of an article on French fire control from 1900-13; an account of the light cruiser Yahagi at the Battle of Leyte Gulf; Russian monitors of the mid to late 1800s and a piece on the new generation of non-nuclear air-independent submarines. Contributors to the 2012 annual include Ian Johnston, Philippe Caresse, Mark Briggs, Hans Lengerer, Zvonimir Freivogel, John Spencer, Conrad Waters, Mike Williams and Stephen McLaughlin. The customary Warship notes and gallery sections complete the annual.