Death of the BattleshipTragic Close of the Era of Sea Power. 1st US in dj

By: HOUGH, Richard

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HOUGH, Richard. Death of the Battleship. [The dj adds the subtitle: The Tragic Close of the Era of Sea Power]. New York: Macmillan Company, (1963). First American Edition. Pp. (8),1-216 + 8 pages of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with black and white lettering to spine.

First published in Great Britain under the title The Hunting of Force Z.

The author examines why the battleship remained the premier naval weapons system among strategic thinkers in the inter-war period, despite evidence of its obsolescence in the face of the torpedo and of naval aviation.

Chapters :
1. "Nervous as Cats";
2. Around Chesapeake Bay ;
3. Kilkenny Cats ;
4. ... and a Swarm of Ants;
5. The Ships;
6. The Inviolable Fortress;
7. Dispatch of the Deterrent;
8. The Hunt;
9. Carnage at Noon.
With sources and index.

Very good in rubbed, nicked, unclipped dust jacket. 18.00

Title: Death of the BattleshipTragic Close of the Era of Sea Power. 1st US in dj

Author Name: HOUGH, Richard

Categories: 76,

Publisher: Macmillan, New York, 1963,: 1963

Seller ID: 28267

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL BATTLESHIPS UNITED KINGDOM WW2 WWII WARSHIPS BRITISH RN NAVY HISTORY,