US Submarines 1900-35: US Submarines 1900-35 by Jim ChristleyUS Submarines 1900-35: US Submarines 1900-35 by Jim Christley

US Submarines 1900-35: US Submarines 1900-35

byJim ChristleyIllustratorPeter Bull

Paperback | April 19, 2011

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This book introduces the reader to the early years of US submarine development and operation during the first third of the 20th century. It was in this period of growth and change that the submarine moved from a small vessel of limited range and tactical strength to a far ranging force. It also covers the little-told story of the United State's submarine force during World War I, and the lessons they learned that would be passed on to future generations of submariners.
Jim Christley retired from the US Navy in 1982 as a senior chief petty officer having served on seven submarines ranging from diesel to nuclear fast attacks to ballistic missile boats. A student of US submarine technical history, he has written numerous articles and a book on the subject in addition to providing technical illustrations...
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Title:US Submarines 1900-35: US Submarines 1900-35Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.68 × 7.29 × 0.14 inPublished:April 19, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1849081859

ISBN - 13:9781849081856

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Table of Contents

The Development of Early Submarines
The submarines get bigger: The D, E, and F classes
Submarines go to war: The K, L, and O classes
Postwar thinking and planning

Operation and Equipment Development
Engines and Batteries
Sensors and Communication
Weapons

Lessons Learned
World War I ASW patrols
The Loss of the USS S-5 and the S-4

Conclusion: The Next Steps
Toward the Fleet Submarine of WWII and after

Editorial Reviews

"This well-illustrated monograph describes the development of the submarine as a warship in the U.S. Navy from its beginnings with USS Holland to the emergence of boats that could wage war in all of the oceans. The author describes the technology that greatly expanded the submarine's capabilities, and then describes the U.S. Navy's little-known submarine operations in World War I, including encounters with German U-boats." -Richard R. Burgess, Seapower (August 2011)"...an excellent reference and read with a great blend of details and engaging narrative." -Rob Benson, IPMS/USA