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

The Starvation Blockades: Naval Blockades of WWI

The Starvation Blockades: Naval Blockades of WWIThe Starvation Blockades: Naval Blockades of WWI by Nigel Hawkins
ISBN: 9780850529081
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 262

Len's Summary: A fine survey history of the Royal Navy distant blockade of Germany and the German U-boat war against Great Britain.

Freeing the Baltic

Freeing the BalticFreeing the Baltic by Geoffrey Bennett
ISBN: 9781843410010
Published by Birlinn on August 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Baltic States, Great Britain, Military, General, Naval
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: The Royal Navy moves into the Baltic following the Armistice of November 11, 1918 to confront Editor-in-Chief Lenin.

The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue

The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and IntrigueThe Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue by John Griffith Armstrong
ISBN: 9780774808903
Published by UBC Press on May 1st 2002
Genres: History, Canada, General, Military, Naval
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: The story of a massive explosion of a French Lines munitions ship in 1917 that leveled the northern half of the city, killing 1,600 people.

Britain, France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic, 1919 -1939: Grand Strategy and Failure

Britain, France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic, 1919 -1939: Grand Strategy and FailureBritain, France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic, 1919 -1939: Grand Strategy and Failure by Donald Stoker
ISBN: 9780415646192
Published by Routledge on July 21st 2004
Genres: France, Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 256

The U-boats of World War I

The U-boats of World War IThe U-boats of World War I by Kelly K. Lydon
ISBN: 0-9663091-0-3
on 2003
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 125

Len's Summary: Dozens of excellent photos of such subjects as the GermanU-boat pens at Brugges, Belgium; details on the development of the Imperial German U-boat fleet and specifications of the several classes of early submarines,their armament including deck guns, torpedoes and mines, their manning and propulsion.

The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War: The Northern Patrol, 1914-1928

The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War: The Northern Patrol, 1914-1928The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War: The Northern Patrol, 1914-1928 by John D. Grainger
ISBN: 0754635368
Published by Ashgate Publishing on August 28th 2003
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval

Len's Summary: The little known story of enforcing the Royal Navy’s “distant blockade” largely employing thin-skinned armed merchant cruisers that become an increasingly effective force as the war wore on.

To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander

To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat CommanderTo the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander by Georg von Trapp, Elizabeth M. Campbell
ISBN: 0803246676
Published by University of Nebraska Press on March 1st 2007
Genres: Military, Naval, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: History Book Club selection. The memoirs of the Austro-Hungarian submarine ace and founder of the Trapp Family Singers first published in the early 1930s before Trapp fled the Nazis and immigrated to America. // Available for the first time in English, the memoirs of Austria-Hungary's leading U-Boat ace and founder of the Trapp Family Singers (The Sound of Music). Available in the spring of 2007.

Battleship Texas

Battleship TexasBattleship Texas by Hugh Power
ISBN: 0890965196
Published by Texas A&M University Press on 2007
Genres: General, Military, Military Science, Naval, Technology & Engineering, World War I
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Reissue of the definitive guide to the last surviving Great War dreadnought, veteran of the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow on display outside Houston and soon to undergo major preservation work.

Smoke and Mirrors: Q-ships Against the U-boats in the First World War

Smoke and Mirrors: Q-ships Against the U-boats in the First World WarSmoke and Mirrors: Q-Ships against the U-Boats in the First World War by Deborah Lake
ISBN: 0750946059
Published by Sutton Publishing on May 1st 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World War II, Naval, Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: The story of Britain’s controversial effort to sink German submarines by deploying heavily-armed merchant vessels with RN crews. The author has also written on the Zeebrugge Raid under the pseudonym of David Lomas.

Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnaught Era

Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnaught EraNaval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnaught Era by Norman Friedman
ISBN: 1591145554
Published by Naval Institute Press on January 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, Weapons, Naval
Pages: 319

Battle for the Baltic Islands, 1917: Triumph of the Imperial German Navy

Battle for the Baltic Islands, 1917: Triumph of the Imperial German NavyBattle for the Baltic Islands, 1917: Triumph of the Imperial German Navy by Gary Staff
ISBN: 9781844157877
on 2008
Genres: Germany, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 178

Len's Summary: Successful German amphibious invasion, Operation Albion. See also: Operation Albion, Michael Barrett, Indiana, 2008.

The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire

The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of EmpireThe Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire by Jan Rüger
ISBN: 0521114616
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 25th 2009
Genres: Europe, General, Germany, Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 354

Len's Summary: An analysis of the Anglo-German naval race. // Anglo-German antagonism fanned by popular pro-naval sentiments.

Gallipoli: Attack from the Sea

Gallipoli: Attack from the SeaGallipoli: Attack from the Sea by Victor Rudenno
ISBN: 0300124406
Published by Yale University Press on July 8th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: An analysis of the strategy and actions of land, sea and air forces with particular emphasis on the naval aspects (including use of submarines) of the campaign.

The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War

The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World WarThe Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War by Roger Parkinson
ISBN: 1843833727
Published by Boydell Press on June 19th 2008
Genres: History, Military, General, Great Britain
Pages: 323

Len's Summary: Reappraisal of the late Victorian Navy and the emergence of crucial new technology defined by steel and electricity.

Admirals: The Naval Commanders who made Britain Great

Admirals: The Naval Commanders who made Britain GreatAdmirals: The Naval Commanders who made Britain Great by Andrew Lambert
ISBN: 057123156X
Published by Faber & Faber on September 18th 2008
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 492

Len's Summary: Embraces three centuries of naval history centering on the biographies of eleven British admirals including Robert Blake, George Anson, Samuel Hood, St. Vincent, John Fisher, Davie Beattie and Andrew Cunningham. Written by a premier British naval historian.

Tirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas Fleet

Tirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas FleetTirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas Fleet by Michael Epkenhans
ISBN: 9781574887327
Published by Potomac Books on March 30th 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Germany, World War I, Naval
Pages: 107

Len's Summary: A biography of Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) whose long career took him from naval command to the postwar Reichstag.

United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922

United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922 by William Reynolds Braisted
ISBN: 1591140889
Published by Naval Institute Press on April 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, United States, Naval
Pages: 760

Len's Summary: The second of two volumes, analyses rising tensions with Japan during the Taft Administration, the US Navy in the Pacific during WWI, the decision to build a navy second to none, the 1916 Naval Construction Act, and the post-war Washington Navel Disarmament Conference ending in 1922.

Mediterranean Submarines: Submarine Warfare in World War One

Mediterranean Submarines: Submarine Warfare in World War OneMediterranean Submarines: Submarine Warfare in World War One by Paul Kemp
ISBN: 0947554572
Published by Crecy Publishing on September 10th 1998
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 219

Len's Summary: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0947554572/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0947554572&linkCode=as2&tag=worlwaroneh0a-20&linkId=G2A2W5GFYB3YBSTN

The Last Century of Sea Power: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922

The Last Century of Sea Power: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922The Last Century of Sea Power: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922 by H.P. Willmott
ISBN: 0253352142
Published by Indiana University Press on June 1st 2009
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 568

Len's Summary: Analyses the complex nature of transition to modern war at sea, changes in shipbuilding, armament technology and doctrine. Written by a foremost military historian.

The Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill’s Greatest Failure

The Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill’s Greatest FailureThe Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill's Greatest Failure by Dan Van der Vat
ISBN: 1590202236
Published by The Overlook Press on July 9th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A new look at a much-studies campaign.

The War on Hospital Ships, 1914-1918

The War on Hospital Ships, 1914-1918The War on Hospital Ships, 1914-1918 by Stephen McGreal
ISBN: 1844158586
Published by Pen & Sword Books on April 1st 2009
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: German submarine sinkings of unarmed hospital ships outraged the American, British and French publics and caused the UK to paint hospital ships in drab colors, defensively arm and sail them in protected convoys. // German sinkings of Entente hospital ships detailed.

A Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War One

A Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War OneA Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War One by Louis A. Hough
Published by San Francisco Maritime History Press on 2009
Genres: Military, Naval, United States, World War I
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: The U. S. Shipping Board ordered 393 wooden hulled (yellow pine or Douglas fir) steam freighters in an emergency effort to replace mounting U-boat losses, but only a few of them saw service before the conflict ended. Most soon ended up in ships graveyards such as Curtis Creek off Chesapeake Bay; only a handful survived into the 1930s.

From Jutland to Junkyard

From Jutland to JunkyardFrom Jutland to Junkyard by S.C. George
ISBN: 9781843410102
Published by Birlinn on July 2009
Genres: General, Military, Naval, Political Science, World War I
Pages: 168

Len's Summary: The interwar salvage for scrap of a portion of the German High Seas Fleet scuttled by its crews at Scapa Flow in June 1919.

The Flatpack Bombers: The Royal Navy and the Zeppelin Menace

The Flatpack Bombers: The Royal Navy and the Zeppelin MenaceFlatpack Bombers: The Royal Navy and the Zeppelin Menace by Ian Gardiner
ISBN: 9781848840713
Published by Casemate Publishers on August 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, Aviation
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Early long-distance RN bombing raids against German Zeppelin sheds led to the development of aircraft carriers.

British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War

British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World WarBritish Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War by Norman Friedman
ISBN: 9781591140818
Published by Naval Institute Press on December 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, General, Naval, Great Britain
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: First detailed study of Royal Navy destroyers and their predecessors from the 1880s to the 1930s.

US 110′ Subchasers In Action

US 110′ Subchasers In ActionUS 110' Subchasers In Action by T. Garth Connelly
ISBN: 0897475879
Published by Squadron/Signal Publications on 2009
Genres: Military, Naval, Technology & Engineering, United States, World War I
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: The evolution of an American type (the so-called Splinter Fleet) of anti-submarine vessels from 1916 through World War Two.

The British Naval Staff in the First World War

The British Naval Staff in the First World WarThe British Naval Staff in the First World War by Nicholas Black
ISBN: 1843836556
Published by Boydell Press on June 21st 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 348

Len's Summary: A revisionist look at a much reviled institution finds it worthy of merit.

British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916

British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916 by Mark Stille, Ian Palmer, Howard Gerrard
ISBN: 1849081670
Published by Osprey Publishing on October 19th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, Illustrated, Germany
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Contrasts the differing crew training and weapons systems of the two fleets and details the action at Jutland shot by shot.