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Warship Volume XVI (1992)


EDITORIAL 7

FEATURE ARTICLES

The Shipboard Balloon-The Beginnings of Naval Aeronautics
     by R D Layman and Stephen McLaughlin 9
The Second Class Battleship USS Maine
     by William C Emerson 31
Japan's Proto-Battlecruisers: The Tsukuba and
     Kurama Classes by Jiro Itani,
     Hans Lengerer and Tomoko Rehm-Takahara
47
The Severige Class Coastal Defence Ships
     by Daniel G Harris 80
After the Dreadnought by Keith McBride 99
The Le Hardi Class by John Jordan 109
Second World War Cruisers: Was Armour Really
     Necessary? by D K Brown 121
Allied Warships in German Hands by Pierre Hervieux 132
Romanian Submarine Operations in the Second World War
     by Cristian Craciunoiu and Mark Axworthy 142
Kormoran Versus Sydney by Kim Kirsner 160
Japanese Special Attack Weapons by Jiro Itani
     and Tomoko Rehm-Takahara
170
Countering the Magnetic Mine: 1939-45 and to
     the Present by Thomas G Lynch 185



REVIEW SECTION
Warship Notes 197
Naval Books of the Year 208
The Naval Year in Review by Ian Sturton 219
Index 252



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