Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War IStalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I by Geoffrey L. Rossano
ISBN: 9780813034881
Published by University Press of Florida on November 14th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Naval, United States
Pages: 429

Len's Summary: One of several recent studies of American involvement in WWI at sea from the University of Florida Press.

‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I

‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I by David Ramsay
ISBN: 9780752453989
Published by History Press Limited on April 1st 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Naval
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: The story of the British Director of Naval Intelligence and Room 40 which broke the German naval and diplomatic codes revealing to Woodrow Wilson the infamous Zimmerman Telegram. Also available in hard cover.

The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918

The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918 by Stephen Prince
ISBN: 9781846034534
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 25th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Naval
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: The daring raid designed to close the German-controlled ports of Zeebrugge and end submarine attacks in the Dover Straights.

The Wolf: How One German Terrorized The Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of World War One

The Wolf: How One German Terrorized The Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of World War OneThe Wolf: How One German Terrorized The Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of World War One by Richard Guilliatt, Peter Hohnen
ISBN: 1416576118
Published by Free Press on May 3rd 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, General, Naval, Germany
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: The German commerce raider Wolf, a six thousand-ton armed freighter, left Kiel in November 1916, sailed some 64 thousand miles capturing over 400 mariners and sinking some 29 vessels before returning home 15 months later.

The Kaiser’s U-Boats in American Waters

The Kaiser’s U-Boats in American WatersThe Kaiser’s U-Boats in American Waters by Gary Gentile
ISBN: 9781883056407
Published by Bellerophon Bookworks on February 26th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 381

Len's Summary: Examines the record of German submarine operations in American waters 1917-18 drawing on USN action reports and Kaiserlichmarine submarine logbooks.

First to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World War

First to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World WarFirst to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World War by Bryan Elson
ISBN: 9780887809132
Published by Formac Publishing Company Limited on July 23rd 2010
Genres: History, Military, Naval, World War I, Canada, General
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: The story of four young Canadian seamen who died on Admiral Craddock’s flagship, the outgunned cruiser HMS Good Hope at the Battle of Coronel in 1914.

Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915

Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915 by Douglas D'Enno
ISBN: 1844159795
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 2nd 2010
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 231

Len's Summary: British fishermen enlisted in large numbers to man all manner of small patrol craft.

War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918

War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918 by Bernard Edwards
ISBN: 9781848842298
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Other, Naval, Great Britain, Germany
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Atrocious actions of German U-boat commanders against torpedoed merchant ship’s crew and passengers.

Churchill’s Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign

Churchill’s Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles CampaignChurchill's Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign by Graham T. Clews
ISBN: 9780313384745
Published by Praeger on September 13th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Naval
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: A reinterpretation of a controversial campaign by an Australian historian.

Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I

Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War ISovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I by Rodney Carlisle
ISBN: 9780813037622
Published by University Press of Florida on April 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding, General
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Examines at the strategic level the loss to German U-boats of 10 US merchantmen between February 3 and April 4, 1917 that sparked American entry into the war.

The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development, 1906-1922

The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development, 1906-1922The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development, 1906-1922 ISBN: 9781848320857
Published by Seaforth Publishing on July 30th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, Naval, Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding, Pictorial
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The Royal Navy dreadnoughts that fought WWI. Sequel to the highly acclaimed Warrior to Dreadnought.

Death at Sea: Graf Spee and the Flight of the German East Asiatic Naval Squadron in 1914

Death at Sea: Graf Spee and the Flight of the German East Asiatic Naval Squadron in 1914Death at Sea: Graf Spee and the Flight of the German East Asiatic Naval Squadron in 1914 by Eric Dorn Brose
ISBN: 9781453738610
Published by Createspace on September 30th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: A new look at von Spee’s short-lived campaign in the Pacific through the eyes of his officers. Finely crafted history in the form of a novel, but good history nonetheless.

Defeating the U-boat: Inventing Antisubmarine Warfare

Defeating the U-boat: Inventing Antisubmarine WarfareDefeating the U-boat: Inventing Antisubmarine Warfare by Jan S. Breemer
ISBN: 9781478386438
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on August 7th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 94

Len's Summary: Looks at why the Admiralty was so slow to adopt convoy as a means of combating the U-boat.

Fishermen in Wartime: The Struggle at Sea During the First World War

Fishermen in Wartime: The Struggle at Sea During the First World WarFishermen in Wartime: The Struggle at Sea During the First World War by Walter Wood
ISBN: 0857067478
Published by Leonaur on December 11th 2011
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 164

Len's Summary: A recounting of North Sea fishermen and their ships employed as mine sweepers and anti-submarine patrol vessels.

Battle on the Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles 1914-1918

Battle on the Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles 1914-1918Battle on the Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles 1914-1918 by Gary Staff
ISBN: 9781848841826
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2011
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Sagas of the Goeben, Königsberg, Emden and many more.

On Four Fronts With the Royal Naval Division During the First World War 1914-1918

On Four Fronts With the Royal Naval Division During the First World War 1914-1918On Four Fronts With the Royal Naval Division During the First World War 1914-1918 by Geoffrey Sparrow, J.N. Macbean Ross
ISBN: 0857067168
Published by Leonaur on August 22nd 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 172

Len's Summary: It was Winston Churchill’s idea to make infantrymen out of surplus naval reservists and Royal Marines not assigned to ships in 1914. This division, the first of the new army divisions, saw action at Antwerp in 1914 and later fought at Gallipoli and again in Flanders finally becoming the 63rd Division as the numbers of naval personnel were depleted by battle casualties.

North Sea Battleground: The War at Sea 1914-1918

North Sea Battleground: The War at Sea 1914-1918North Sea Battleground by Bryan Perrett
ISBN: 9781848844506
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Chronological coverage of important naval operations.

Austro-Hungarian Submarines in WWI

Austro-Hungarian Submarines in WWIAustro-Hungarian Submarines in WWI by Jiří Novák
ISBN: 9788361421443
Published by STRATUS for Mushroom Model Publications on February 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Development and operational use of U-boats by the KUK Navy in WWI.

Letters from a Sailor: America at War 1917-1918

Letters from a Sailor: America at War 1917-1918Letters from a Sailor: America at War 1917-1918 by Daniel E. Lee
ISBN: 9780739166383
Published by Lexington Books on October 13th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Naval
Pages: 117

Len's Summary: The correspondence between navy enlistee Conrad Ostroot and his Iowa family.

Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy

Tirpitz and the Imperial German NavyTirpitz and the Imperial German Navy by Patrick J. Kelly
ISBN: 9780253001757
Published by Indiana University Press on May 3rd 2011
Genres: History, Military, Naval, Biography & Autobiography, World War I
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Grand Admiral Tirpitz (1849-1930) dominated German naval policy during the years leading up to WWI. This is both a compelling biography and an examination of the historiography of the period.

Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John Brown’s Shipyard

Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John Brown’s ShipyardClydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John Brown's Shipyard by Ian Johnston
ISBN: 9781591141204
Published by Naval Institute Press on August 15th 2011
Genres: History, Military, General, Pictorial, Naval, Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Account of the five battlecruisers built by John Brown from 1907 to 1920 culminating with HHS Hood, the largest warship of her day.

Naval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated Directory

Naval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated DirectoryNaval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated Directory by Norman Friedman
ISBN: 9781848321007
Published by Seaforth Publishing on December 12th 2011
Genres: General, Illustrated, Military, Naval
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A valuable resource book on naval weapons used by all the belligerents and by several neutral powers, as well.

The Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWI

The Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWIThe Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWI by Jim Crossley
ISBN: 9781848842724
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 2011
Genres: Military, Naval, Weapons, World War I
Pages: 165

Len's Summary: Mines cost the Royal Navy five battleships, three cruisers, 22 destroyers, four submarines, and a host of other vessels.

Cox’s Navy: Salvaging The German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931

Cox’s Navy: Salvaging The German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931Cox's Navy: Salvaging The German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931 by Tony Booth
ISBN: 9781844151813
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 2005
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 213

Len's Summary: History’s biggest salvage operation.

America’s Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923

America’s Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923America's Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923 by Robert Shenk
ISBN: 9781612510538
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2012
Genres: History, Military, Other, Naval, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 365

Len's Summary: In the turbulent aftermath of WWI, a US Navy squadron (based in Constantinople) was active in rescuing White Russians from the Crimea, transporting food to famine-stricken Russia and in evacuating Armenian and Greek refugees from Turkey.

The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against GermanyThe Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany by Matthew S. Seligmann
ISBN: 9780199574032
Published by Oxford University Press on May 24th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Naval, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 186

Len's Summary: A politico-military history delving into an important, but often ignored aspect of the Anglo-German naval race that preoccupied the Admiralty throughout the Edwardian period. A good companion to Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War by Nicholas Lambert (Harvard, 2012).

Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy, 1887-1918

Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy, 1887-1918Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy, 1887-1918 by Shawn T. Grimes
ISBN: 9781843836988
Published by Boydell Press on February 16th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Strategy, World War I, Naval, Modern, General
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: The author takes the stance that the Admiralty in no way exaggerated a very real German threat. See also The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914, Matthew S. Seligmann (Oxford, 2012).

The Lion and the Eagle: Anglo-German Naval Confrontation in the Imperial Era – 1815-1919

The Lion and the Eagle: Anglo-German Naval Confrontation in the Imperial Era – 1815-1919The Lion and the Eagle: Anglo-German Naval Confrontation in the Imperial Era - 1815-1919 by David J. Gregory
ISBN: 9780957286412
Published by David J. Gregory on August 1st 2012
Genres: Germany, Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 490

Len's Summary: First in a planned three-volume set on the Anglo-German naval race.

The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command

The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval CommandThe Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command by Andrew Gordon
ISBN: 9781591143369
Published by Naval Institute Press on February 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, Strategy, World War I, Naval
Pages: 708

Len's Summary: First published in 2000; a re-examination of the major fleet confrontation of WWI. // A fresh analysis of Royal Navy command and tactics.

British Cruisers of the Victorian Era

British Cruisers of the Victorian EraBritish Cruisers of the Victorian Era by Norman Friedman
ISBN: 9781591140689
Published by Naval Institute Press on November 15th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Other, Naval
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The last class of these fast, lightly-protected cruisers designed mainly to serve at far-flung foreign stations was built in 1906. Many, though obsolescent, served in WWI.

Big Gun Monitors: Design, Construction and Operations 1914-1945

Big Gun Monitors: Design, Construction and Operations 1914-1945Big Gun Monitors: Design, Construction and Operations 1914-1945 by Ian Buxton
ISBN: 9781848321243
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War II, World War I, Naval
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Designed and built specifically to provide heavy, shore bombardment particularly along the Flanders coast, these ships were also employed in WWII. A revision and update of a 1978 work. // The Royal Navy designed the first of these unusual vessels in late 1914 to bombard German coastal emplacements in Flanders. The earliest models mounted Bethlehem Steel 14-inch inch guns and turrets.

British Battleships of World War One

British Battleships of World War OneBritish Battleships of World War One by R. A. Burt
ISBN: 9781591140535
Published by Naval Institute Press on November 15th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Naval, Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Revised edition of an excellent and detailed reference work.

Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War IMilitarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I by Dirk Bönker
ISBN: 9780801450402
Published by Cornell University Press on March 6th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Naval, World War I, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 421

Len's Summary: Argues that a common militarism existed in Germany and America where naval elites shared similar outlooks and goals.

Naval Warfare, 1914-1918: From Coronel to the Atlantic and Zeebrugge

Naval Warfare, 1914-1918: From Coronel to the Atlantic and ZeebruggeNaval Warfare, 1914-1918: From Coronel to the Atlantic and Zeebrugge by Gary Sheffield, Tim Benbow
ISBN: 1906626057
Published by Amber Books on October 10th 2008
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: A survey history of the war at sea.

Churchill and Sea Power

Churchill and Sea PowerChurchill and Sea Power by Christopher M. Bell
ISBN: 9780199693573
Published by OUP Oxford on October 25th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Military, History, Europe, Great Britain, General, World War I, World War II, Naval, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 429

Len's Summary: Analysis of Churchill’s controversial role in as political head of the Royal Navy in two world wars.

Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace

Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval AceHero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace by Geoffrey L. Rossano
ISBN: 9780821420188
Published by Ohio University Press on February 5th 2013
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Transportation, Aviation, Naval
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: Ingalls was a member of the famed First Yale Unit, “the millionaires unit” of Truby Davison, and America’s only naval air ace. He later served in House of Representatives and as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air. Rossano spoke at the 2012 WW1HA seminar at Quantico.

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal NavyAir and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy by Maryam Philpott
ISBN: 9781780761510
Published by I.B.Tauris on July 25th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, History, Western, Military, World War I, Aviation, Naval, Social History
Pages: 258

Len's Summary: An analysis of how British aviators and naval officers coped with technical innovation in time of war.

To Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War

To Crown the Waves:  The Great Navies of the First World WarTo Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War by Vincent P. O'Hara, W. David Dickson, Richard Worth
ISBN: 9781612510828
Published by Naval Institute Press on July 15th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 349

Len's Summary: The history, training, organization, doctrine, and materiel of the British Royal, French, Italian, German, Imperial Russian and American navies and how their unique characteristics governed how they fought in WWI.

The Ships of Scapa Flow

The Ships of Scapa FlowThe Ships of Scapa Flow by Campbell McCutcheon
ISBN: 1445633868
Published by Amberley Publishing on March 1st 2014
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: British Home Fleet naval base in two world wars and the grave yard of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet.