Great Naval Blunders: History's Worst Sea Battle Decisions From Ancient Times To The Present Day

Paperback | August 7, 2012

byGeoffrey Regan

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From the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight, to the HMS Trinidad, a British cruiser that managed to torpedo itself, this copiously illustrated collection of incompetence on the high seas takes a serious if often entertaining look at the misjudgments of captains, fleet commanders, and ship designers from Roman times to the present day. Full of jaw-dropping anecdotes, Great Naval Blunders proves the old adage, "Worse things happen at sea."

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From the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight, to the HMS Trinidad, a British cruiser that managed to torpedo itself, this copiously illustrated collection of incompetence on the high seas takes a serious if often entertaining look at the misjudgments of captains, fleet commanders, and ship design...

Geoffrey Regan wrote 30 historical and educational books, including Naval Blunders, Historical Blunders, Royal Blunders, Flying Blunders, Blue on Blue, and Fight or Flight. He was the Series Consultant for Channel 4's Great Military Blunders series, broadcast in 2000.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Carlton BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0233003509

ISBN - 13:9780233003504

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good survey book of naval blunders A good overview of a number of actions that are both well known and some quite less so. The analysis was general but thoughtful and certainly interested me to dig deeper into some chapters of naval history and the personalities that go with it. An enjoyable, light read.
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