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The price of admiralty : the evolution of naval warfare

Author: John Keegan
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A. : Viking, 1989. ©1988
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan
ISBN: 0670814164 9780670814169
OCLC Number: 18949218
Description: xii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Battle at sea --
Trafalgar: The wooden world ; The strategic background ; Nelson versus Napoleon ; Nelson versus Villeneuve ; Naval warfare in the Age of Sail ; Battle off Cape Trafalgar ; What had happened? ; The aftermath --
Jutland: The fall of the wooden walls ; High Seas Fleet versus Royal Navy ; The War of Sea before Jutland ; The ironclad world ; The battle of Jutland ; The experience of action: Battlecruisers versus battlecruisers. Battleships versus battleships. The smaller ships ; The aftermath --
Midway: The coming of the aircraft carrier ; The two navies ; The Pacific War before Midway ; The Midway Campaign ; The Battle of Midway: The battle over Midway Island. The great carrier battle. The retreat from Midway ; Counting the cost --
The Battle of the Atlantic : Convoys SC122 and HX229: The emergence of the submarine ; Dönitz and the U-boat Service ; The Battle of the Atlantic ; The underwater war: Convoy. U-boats. Escorts. Anti-submarine weapons. Aircraft. Radio intelligence. Decryption ; The Battle for Convoys HX229 and SC122: HX229 and SC221. The wolf-packs. The encounter. The massacre of HX229. The ordeal of SC122. The coming of the aircraft ; The balance of the battle --
Conclusion: An empty ocean.
Responsibility: John Keegan.

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