BOOK REVIEW | Silver State Dreadnought: The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada

By Stephen M Younger

Laid down in 1912, USS Nevada was the world’s first “superdreadnought”; America’s first oil-fuelled warship; the first to have a triple-gun main turret; and, the first to be fitted with “all or nothing” armour. She was a mighty ship that fought in both the First and Second World Wars and served until she was destroyed as a gunnery target in 1948. 

BOOK REVIEW | How Carriers Fought – Carrier Operations in World War II

 

By Lars Celander

Presenting exactly what its cover describes, this fine book tells the reader how the aircraft carrier concept developed at the end of World War I. It proceeds to describe their rapid development by the British, Americans and Japanese between the wars. That development, of course, was accelerated by the simultaneous and very rapid development of fighter aircraft.

FEATURE | Adjusting to new conditions for command of the seas

In a historical turn, the 2018 National Security Strategy (NSS) of the United States asserts that the world is returning to an era of great power competition. The 2018 NSS explicitly states that “after being dismissed as a phenomenon of an earlier century, great power competition has returned.”  

  • Published in Naval

FEATURE | The last sortie of the German High Sea Fleet

April 23, 2018 marks the centenary of the British raid on the German held ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend on the Belgian coast. This daring assault was only partially successful in its attempt to block the ports and prevent their use by U-boats. It was marked nevertheless by extraordinary gallantry.

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