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Brown, D. K. (David K.)

Overview
Works: 26 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 1,647 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: VA454, 623.8250941
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by D. K Brown
The grand fleet : warship design and development, 1906-1922 by D. K Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the sequel to the highly acclaimed Warrior to Dreadnought, renowned warship author D.K. Brown brings his knowledge and experience as a warship designer to the story of the Royal Navy's development of World War I warships and the influence of that conflict on future warship design. The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered in one of the most rapid periods of warship development in history, and only ten years after this all-big-gun, turbine-powered battleship was completed, two entire fleets of Dreadnoughts would meet at Jutland and put the work of the prewar designers to the ultimate test."--Publisher's description
Nelson to Vanguard : warship development, 1923-1945 by D. K Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson to Vanguard is the third volume in D K Brown's bestselling series on warship design and development looks at the Royal Navy's response to the restrictions placed on it by the Washington Naval Treaties in the inter-war years, and analyses the fleet that was constructed to fight the Second World War. He focusses on the principal pre-war developments such as the first purpose-built aircraft carriers and the growing perception of the threat of air attack to warships. All the wartime construction programmes are covered, such as the massive expansion in escort ships to counter the U-boat mena
Warrior to dreadnought : warship development, 1860-1905 by D. K Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 50 years that separated Warrior from Dreadnought there occurred a revolution in warship design quite unparalleled in naval history; a period that began with the fully-rigged broadside ironclads and ended with the emergence of the great battleships and battlecruisers that were to fight in the First World War.The author explains how ninetheenth-century designers responded to developments in engine technology, armour protection and armament in their attempts to develop the best possible fighting ships. He details the development of more efficient engines that brought about the demise of th
Before the ironclad : development of ship design, propulsion, and armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60 by D. K Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When first published in 1990 Before the Ironclad was highly regarded and wholly unique. Brown's work challenged old assumptions and started a reevaluation of British contributions to naval developments of the period. This book traces the transition from sail to steam power to the construction of the HMS Warrior, the first iron hulled warship, and this new edition will feature more extensive illustrations. Written by an eminent naval architect, Before the Ironclad is both a balanced account of general developments in shipbuilding and an in-depth study of the ships themselves
Atlantic escorts : ships, weapons & tactics in World War II by D. K Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winston, Churchill famously claimed that the submarine war in the Atlantic was the only campaign of the Second World War that really frightened him. If the lifeline to North America had been cut, Britain would never have survived; there could have been no build-up of US and Commonwealth forces, no D-Day landings, and no victory in Western Europe." "The ships, technology and tactics employed by the Allies form the subject of this book. Beginning with the lessons apparently learned from the First World War, the author outlines inter-war developments in equipment and training, and describes the later preparations for the second global conflict. When the war came the balance of advantage was to seesaw between U-boats and escorts with new weapons and sensors introduced at a rapid rate. For the defending navies, the prime requirement was numbers, and the most pressing problem was to improve capability without sacrificing simplicity and speed of construction. The author analyses the resulting designs of sloops, frigates, corvettes and destroyer escorts and attempts to determine their relative effectiveness."--BOOK JACKET
Rebuilding the Royal Navy : warship design since 1945 by D. K Brown( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fourth and final volume in the bestselling series on Royal Navy warship development presents an in-depth and lucid account of British warship construction in the challenging half-century since World War II. After considering the wartime legacy and lingering austerity, the authors cover some of the ambitious ideas for the bigger ships like the reconstruction of the carrier Victorious, and the conversion of fleet destroyers into anti-submarine frigates. But most of the book is devoted to new construction, with chapters on all the major categories and new information on designs that remained on the drawing board. It concludes with a survey of the most significant technological innovations and an analysis of the impact of the Falklands War. D. K. Brown's personal knowledge and experience and George Moore's in-depth research on declassified material add up to a crowning finale of an internationally acclaimed series. 200 plans and illustrations. 10 x 12 inches
Paddle warships : the earliest steam powered fighting ships, 1815-1850 by D. K Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of naval construction : the history of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors, 1883-1983 by D. K Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future British surface fleet : options for medium-sized navies by D. K Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen er fra 1991 og beskriver de tanker, der på det tidspunkt var i England med henblik på en fremtidig udvikling af den engelske flådes overflade kampskibe. En del af de tanker, der er angivet i bogen er blevet realitet i dag mens andre lader vente på sig
The Eclipse of the big gun : the warship, 1906-45 by Robert Gardiner( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The design and construction of British warships, 1939-1945 : the official record( Book )

in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The design and construction of British warships, 1939-1945 : the official record( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of a ship in the midst of the sea : the life and work of William Froude by D. K Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The design and construction of British warships 1939-1945 : the official record : landing craft and auxiliary vessels( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Oran : Anglo-French naval relations, September 1939-July 1940 by D. K Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 3 July 1940, soon after the collapse of the French front and France's request for an armistice, a reluctant Royal Navy commander opened fire on the French Navy squadron at Mers-el-Kebir. Some 1,300 French sailors lost their lives. The driving force behind this extraordinary event was the British government's determination that the French Fleet would never fall into the hands of the Axis powers. A combination of mistrust, dissembling, poor communications and outright enmity over the preceding month had catastrophic results, both for the individuals concerned and for the future of Franco-British naval relations." "The late David Brown's detailed account conveys an objective understanding of the course of events that led up to this tragedy. The book makes extensive use of primary sources such as correspondence, reports and signals traffic, from the British Cabinet to the admirals, the commanders-in-chief and the liaison officers." "The Road to Oran is a significant contribution to the literature and will be of great interest to serious scholars of naval history and the Second World War."--BOOK JACKET
The road to Oran : Anglo-French naval relations, September 1939-July 1940 by David Brown( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 3 July 1940, following the collapse of the French front, the Royal Navy opened fire on the French Navy at Mers-el-Kebir, killing 1300 sailors. This books is an objective account of the tragedy
The design and construction of British warships 1939-1945 : the official record( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warship design since 1945 : warship design since 1945 by D. K Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantic escorts : Allied anti-submarine vessels 1939-1945 by D. K Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing the grand fleet : warship development, 1905-1923 by D. K Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Warrior to dreadnought : warship development, 1860-1905
Alternative Names
Brown, D. K.

Brown, David K.

Brown, David K., -2008

Brown, David K. zemř. 2008

David K. Brown British naval architect

David K. Brown britisk ingeniør

David K. Brown Brits ingenieur (1928-2008)

David K. Brown brittisk ingenjör

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English (139)

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Nelson to Vanguard : warship development, 1923-1945Warrior to dreadnought : warship development, 1860-1905Atlantic escorts : ships, weapons & tactics in World War IIRebuilding the Royal Navy : warship design since 1945Paddle warships : the earliest steam powered fighting ships, 1815-1850The Eclipse of the big gun : the warship, 1906-45The design and construction of British warships, 1939-1945 : the official recordThe design and construction of British warships, 1939-1945 : the official record