FRENCH-SAIL-OF-THE-LINE IN THE
Steve Marthinsen describes how Napoleon set about
rejuvenating the French Navy after its near destruction
during the Revolution.
THE SWEDISH MONITORS
The adoption of the Ericsson monitor by the Swedish navy
in the years after the Crimean War is described by Daniel
NAVAL KITE TRIALS
A short-lived attempt to adapt kites to naval service
around the start of the twentieth century is outlined by R
THE BALTIC DREADNOUGHTS
Stephen McLaughlin argues that the usual criticisms of the
Sevastopol class were based on a mistaken assumption of
their intended role.
‘THE HATBOX’: HMS
Keith McBride describes the origins and the evolution of
the world’s first rue “Flat Top” aircraft carrier.
THE 2400-TONNES SERIES
John Jordan argues that the eighteen ships of this four-
funnelled class formed the backbone of the interwar contre-
THE SINKING OF THE
The authors give a factual account of the known damage
inflicted on the Bismarck during her final voyage together
with a brief commentary on that damage.
TYPES 35 & 37 TORPEDO-BOATS
Pierre Hervieux provides a brief history of the operations
of these German ships during the Second World War.
THE ORIGINS OF CANADIAN CARRIER
By 1942 the Canadian government had come to the
realisation that naval air forces were essential for the
successful conduct of the war at sea. Thomas G Lynch
describes how this came about.
This class of fast minesweepers proved to be of great value
to the Royal Navy and had a truly legendary speed. Richard
N J Wright describes their origins and war service.
The design background, construction and service histories
of the Chapayev and the derivative Sverdlov class cruisers
are described by V V Jarovoj and René Greger .
KOREA AND US MINESWEEPERS
Norman Friedman describes the development of the US
Navy’s new generation of postwar minesweepers in response
to new technology developed during the Second World
SWEDISH POSTWAR SUBMARINES
David Millar gives a detailed account of the origins and
intended role of these warships.
Short articles devoted to some intriguing backwaters of
THE NAVAL YEAR IN REVIEW
Summary of the significant events and developments,
compiled by Ian Sturton .