Britain’s Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919

Britain’s Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919Britain's Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919 by Eric W. Osborne
ISBN: 0415646170
Published by Routledge on October 31st 2013
Genres: Germany, Great Britain, Naval
Pages: 215

Len's Summary: An examination of British policy on blockade, and its evolution and execution in light of shifting international law and advances in weaponry.

The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War I

The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War IThe Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War I by Paul G. Halpern
ISBN: 0253343798
Published by Indiana University Press on May 24th 2004
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: By the author of A Naval History of WWI and The Naval War in the Mediterranean, 1914-1918. The story of the largest Mediterranean naval encounter of WWI involving surface and submarine vessels, mines and aircraft from five nations.

The U-boat Century: German Submarine Warfare, 1906-2006

The U-boat Century: German Submarine Warfare, 1906-2006The U-boat Century: German Submarine Warfare, 1906-2006 by Jak P. Mallmann Showell
ISBN: 1591148928
Published by Naval Institute Press on October 10th 2006
Genres: Germany, Military, Naval

Len's Summary: A selection of the History Book Club. In 1915, U-Boats sank 555 Entente merchant vessels; in 1916, the number climbed to 1.300; and, in 1917 over 3,000 Allied vessels were sent to the bottom by U-Boats. These losses were never replicated, even in the Battle of the Atlantic in World War Two, as is pointed out by the author.

The Cruise of the Sea Eagle: The Amazing True Story of Imperial Germany’s Gentleman Pirate

The Cruise of the Sea Eagle: The Amazing True Story of Imperial Germany’s Gentleman PirateThe Cruise of the Sea Eagle: The Amazing True Story of Imperial Germany's Gentleman Pirate by Blaine Lee Pardoe
ISBN: 1592286941
Published by The Lyons Press on April 1st 2005
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Germany, Naval
Pages: 295

Len's Summary: The most recent of several books concentrating on German maritime raiders of WWI. These include Kaisers Pirates: German Surface Raiders in World War One and Emden-Ayseha Adventure: German Raiders in the South Seas and Beyond, 1914, both published by the Naval Institute Press. Germany employed surface raiders, both armed merchantmen and war ships of up to large cruiser size, in both World Wars.

This Great Harbor: Scapa Flow

This Great Harbor: Scapa FlowThis Great Harbor: Scapa Flow by W.S. Hewison
ISBN: 1843410265
Published by Birlinn on October 1st 2005
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 379

Len's Summary: The development of the harbor from the time of the Vikings through two world wars, the scuttle and inter-war salvage of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet.

Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control

Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire ControlDreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control by John Brooks
ISBN: 9780415407885
Published by Routledge on September 1st 2006
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 321

Len's Summary: Gunnery, a subject that has fascinated naval historians for centuries, is also covered in Joh T. Sumuda's In Defense of Naval Supremacy: Financial Limitation, Technological Innovation and British Naval Policy, 1899-1914, Routledge, 1989 (hardback) and 1993 (paper).

Royal Navy Handbook, 1914–1918

Royal Navy Handbook, 1914–1918Royal Navy Handbook, 1914–1918 by David Wragg
ISBN: 0750942037
Published by The History Press on August 1st 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: How the RN adapted to WWI. The author has written several books on naval warfare, including naval aviation.

Hunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of WWI

Hunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of WWIHunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of WWI by Todd A. Woofenden
ISBN: 9780978919207
Published by Signal Light Books on 2006
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 218

Len's Summary: The history of the operations of US Navy 110-foot wooden submarine chasers in European waters. Available from the publisher at www.signallightbooks.com.

The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series)

The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series)The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series) by Paul Silverstone
ISBN: 9781135865436
Published by Routledge on May 13th 2013
Genres: Military, Naval, United States
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: Covers naval ships authorized and commissioned beginning with the ABCD ships of 1883 to the never-completed 1916 naval construction program through the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference of 1921-22. . The entire set of six volumes covering ships of 1775 though 2005 is available for $395.

Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War I

Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War ICrisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War I by William N. Still Jr.
ISBN: 0813029872
Published by University Press of Florida on January 28th 2007
Genres: Naval, United States
Pages: 768

Len's Summary: A wide-ranging account, the first in many years, of the deployment, battles, tactics, logistics, policies and shipbuilding programs of the U. S. Navy at war, 1917-1918.

Power at Sea: The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918

Power at Sea: The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918Power at Sea: The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918 by Lisle Abbott Rose
ISBN: 9780826217011
Published by University of Missouri Press Genres: Military, Naval, Pre-War
Pages: 355

Len's Summary: The last imperial scramble for global empire: colonies, markets and naval supremacy.

Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750

Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750 by Lance E. Davis, Stanley L. Engerman
ISBN: 1107406153
Published by Cambridge University Press on July 9th 2012
Genres: Naval
Pages: 464

Len's Summary: Detailed qualitative analysis of the effectiveness of blockades including the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, the American Civil War and World Wars One and Two.

Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War

Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World WarDistant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War by Daniel Allen Butler
ISBN: 9780275990732
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 251

Len's Summary: A new, revisionist analysis of a controversial battle which the author asserts was a major British strategic victory rather than a tactical draw or narrow German triumph. Command leadership styles, he says, were more important to the outcome than technical idiosyncrasies of the various classes of dreadnoughts engaged. Most importantly, the battle set in motion the decisions by both sides that materially affected the outcome of the conflict.

Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats

Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-BoatsAnti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats by John Abbatiello
ISBN: 9781135989545
Published by Routledge on May 2nd 2006
Genres: Military, Naval, Political Science
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Effective British innovation against a new and deadly weapon.

German Battlecruisers of World War One: Their Design, Construction and Operations

German Battlecruisers of World War One: Their Design, Construction and OperationsGerman Battlecruisers of World War One: Their Design, Construction and Operations by Gary Staff, Marsden Samuel
ISBN: 1591141915
Published by Naval Institute Press on December 15th 2014
Genres: Germany, Military, Naval, Technology & Engineering
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Rare book in English detailing a major Imperial German ship type.

The Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915

The Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915The Kaiser's Pirates: Hunting Germany's Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915 by Nick Hewitt
ISBN: 1848847734
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 19th 2013
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: German commerce raiders cost the Royal Navy much time and effort during the early months of the war before they were swept from the seas. Worth reading.

From Imperial Splendor to Internment: The German Navy in the First World War

From Imperial Splendor to Internment: The German Navy in the First World WarFrom Imperial Splendor to Internment: The German Navy in the First World War by Nicholas Wolz
ISBN: 1591141745
Published by US Naval Institute Press on July 15th 2015
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Years of relative inactivity for Germany’s battle fleet while submarines dominated the action.

The Great War at Sea: A Naval Atlas, 1914-1919

The Great War at Sea: A Naval Atlas, 1914-1919The Great War at Sea: A Naval Atlas, 1914-1919 by Marcus Faulkner, Andrew Lambert
ISBN: 1591141923
Published by US Naval Institute Press on October 15th 2015
Genres: Atlases, Gazetteers & Maps, Military, Naval
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Graphic depiction of the war at sea.

21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era

21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era by Benjamin Armstrong
ISBN: 1612518109
Published by US Naval Institute Press on February 15th 2015
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Naval
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Admiral William S. Sims twice President of the US Naval War College, gunnery expert and commander of US Naval Forces in Europe during WWI was a true military intellectual.

Hospital Ships and Troop Transport of the First World War

Hospital Ships and Troop Transport of the First World WarHospital Ships and Troop Transport of the First World War by Campbell McCutcheon
ISBN: 9781445638676
Published by Amberley on August 28th 2015
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: Under Royal Navy command these merchant vessels played a vital role in prosecuting the war.

Before Jutland: The Naval War in Northern European Waters, August 1914-February 1915

Before Jutland: The Naval War in Northern European Waters, August 1914-February 1915Before Jutland: The Naval War in Northern European Waters, August 1914-February 1915 by James Goldrick
ISBN: 1591143497
Published by US Naval Institute Press on May 15th 2015
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: The German High Seas Fleet faces the British in the North Sea and the Russians in the Baltic.

Warships of the Great War Era (A History of Ship Models)

Warships of the Great War Era (A History of Ship Models)Warships of the Great War Era (A History of Ship Models) by David Hobbs
ISBN: 1591141907
Published by Seaforth Publishing on October 15th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Models, Naval
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: Photographs highlighting design details of dozens of WWI Royal navy scale models from dreadnoughts to motor torpedo boats in the collection of The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Amazing detail for the modeler or student of naval architecture. Five stars.

Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915 by Tobias R. Philbin
ISBN: 0253011698
Published by Indiana University Press on March 1st 2014
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 216

Len's Summary: Decoded radio messages drew Royal Navy battle cruisers to oppose German raiders in an inconclusive battle at sea. // A January 1915 battle cruiser encounter which, though inconclusive, taught valuable lessons to both sides.

Billy Mitchell’s War with the Navy: The Interwar Rivalry Over Air Power

Billy Mitchell’s War with the Navy: The Interwar Rivalry Over Air PowerBilly Mitchell's War with the Navy: The Interwar Rivalry Over Air Power by Thomas Wildenberg
ISBN: 0870210386
Published by US Naval Institute Press on October 15th 2013
Genres: Aviation, Naval, United States
Pages: 288

Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod

Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape CodAttack on Orleans:: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod by Jake Klim
ISBN: 9781626194908
Published by The History Press on June 10th 2014
Genres: Military, Naval, United States, World War I
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: The first attack in American shores since the War of 1812 occurred when a long-range U-Boat shelled a string of coastal barges off Nauset Beach.

Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics and Technology

Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics and TechnologyFighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics and Technology by Norman Friedman
ISBN: 9781591141884
Published by Naval Institute Press on October 15th 2014
Genres: History, Military, Naval, Strategy
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Written by a premier American naval historian. While not the decisive front in WWI, the war at sea was vital to Allied victory.

Torpedo: The Complete History of the World’s Most Revolutionary Naval Weapon

Torpedo:  The Complete History of the World’s Most Revolutionary Naval WeaponTorpedo: The Complete History of the World's Most Revolutionary Naval Weapon by Roger Branfill-Cook
ISBN: 1591141931
Published by US Naval Institute Press on August 15th 2014
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: The greatest single game-changer in naval warfare allowing small, inexpensive torpedo-firing ships to menace dreadnoughts.

The Ship That Changed the World: The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914

The Ship That Changed the World: The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914The Ship That Changed the World: The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914 by Dan Van der Vat
ISBN: 9781841580623
Published by Birlinn on 2000
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 252

Len's Summary: A paperback reprinting of the 1985 book of the same name. This tells the story of the 1914 escape of the German battle cruiser Goben through the porous net of the Royal Navy’s Mediterranean Squadron to the Ottoman Empire. Written by the author of The Grand Scuttle, the self-destruction of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1919.

Coronel and the Falklands

Coronel and the FalklandsCoronel and the Falklands by Geoffrey Bennett
ISBN: 1841580457
Published by Birlinn Publishers on March 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, Vietnam War, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The re-release in paperback of a classic 1962 study of two major naval actions in the South Atlantic and Pacific. Most useful for its description of the ships involved.

A Navy Second to None: The History of U.S. Naval Training in World War I

A Navy Second to None: The History of U.S. Naval Training in World War IA Navy Second to None: The History of U.S. Naval Training in World War I by Michael D. Besch
ISBN: 9780313319099
Published by Greenwood Press on 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Naval
Pages: 230