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Warship Volume XXIII (2000-2001)


CONTENTS

FIRST CLASS CRUISERS: PART 1


In the first of three articles David Topliss and Chris Ware examine the reason for the development of the true First Class cruisers for the Royal Navy in the 1890s.



TYPE II U-BOATS AT WAR

Pierre Hervieux provides an examination of the successes and failures of German Type II U-Boats during the Second World War. These small craft had a limited operating radius and were designed for warfare in the littoral areas of the North Sea, Baltic and Black Sea.

THE BATTLE OF ULSAN

Peter Brook provides a blow by blow account of the important battle of Ulsan where, on 14 August 1904, Russian and Japanese Armoured Cruiser squadrons clashed in the Straits of Korea.

THE RETVIZAN: AN AMERICAN BATTLESHIP FOR THE TSAR

Following her launch in 1900 the American-built Retvisan was often described as the best Russian battleship of her era. Here Stephen McLaughlin describes the origins, characteristics, and career of the Retvisan.

NILE AND TRAFALGAR: THE LAST BRITISH IRONCLADS

Built within the wider context of resurgent French naval development in the 1880s, the Nile class were the last iron-clads to be constructed for the Royal Navy. Keith McBride examines the development of the Nile class, in particular the need to combine armament, armour and speed within a reasonable displacement.

THE NAVY OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Colin Jones examines the naval procurement and looks at some of the warships of the nineteenth century navy of the Australian state of Victoria.

WAR AGAINST THE WOUNDED

Peter Kelly investigates Germany's controversial submarine attacks on Hospital ships during the First World War.

SWEDISH TORPEDO BOATS

Daniel Harris looks at Swedish procurement of varied classes of torpedo boats for coastal defence in the late nineteenth century.

SIR WILLIAM WHITE

Sir William White, Director of Naval Construction, 1885-1901, was responsible for the building of over 300 warships. Here David K Brown argues these ships were the best of the period and that White may have been the greatest warship designer of all time.

THE CONTRE-TORPILLEURS OF THE LE FANTASQUE CLASS

John Jordan examines the origins and development of the six ships of the Le Fantasque class which are generally considered to represent the high point of contre-torpilleur construction between the two world wars.

SOVIET AND RUSSIAN AIR-INDEPENDENT SUBMARINES

In recent years a number of navies have invested in air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems for submarines, here Antony Preston argues that in fact the Russian Navy and its predecessor, the Soviet Navy, have pursued this goaJ for much longer than is generally realised.

THE 'WEAPON' AND GALLANT CLASS DESTROYERS

George Moore, examines the history of the 'Weapon' and Gallant class, the last intermediate destroyers designed in the Second World War for the Royal Navy.

NAVIES IN REVIEW 2000

A summary of the significant naval events and developments, complied by Antony Preston.

NAVAL REVIEWS OF THE YEAR

A section featuring some of the latest publications on naval history.

WARSHIP NOTES

Short articles on interesting aspects of warship history, heritage and research.

WARSHIP GALLERY

A photographic section devoted to unusual and rare pictures of naval activity.


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