BRITISH DESTROYERS

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BRITISH DESTROYERS
From Earliest Days to the Second World War
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591140818
  • Binding: Hardcover
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  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Subject: Destroyers
  • Date Available: December 2009
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A Proceedings Magazine 2010 Notable Naval Book

Noted historian Norman Friedman provides the first detailed study of the Royal Navy's destroyer from its predecessors from the 1880s to the 1930s, and its use in both World Wars.  He shows how the Royal Navy developed the torpedo and its surface carrier—the destroyer—as both an offensive and defensive naval weapon.  Friedman also discusses the influence the British exerted on foreign navies, including the American and Japanese fleets, destroyer design and tactics, and the British use of U.S.-supplied destroyers during World War II.  The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of photographs and drawings by A.D. Baker III and Alan Raven.

Norman Friedman is one of America's most prominent naval analysts and the author of more than thirty books covering a range of naval subjects, from warship histories to contemporary defense issues, including Network-Centric Warfare and Naval Firepower.  He lives in New York City.

Praise for British Destroyers

“Superlative work…a valuable reference work that makes for compulsive reading — it would have a worthy place in any mariner’s library.”

Starshell, Spring 2012

Norman Friedman is a consultant on global naval strategy, naval trends, and naval warfare. An internationally known military technology analyst and naval historian, he worked for a decade as an advisor to Secretaries of the Navy, and for another 10 years with a leading U.S. think tank. Dr. Friedman travels the world speaking to military and defense industry leaders, and appears frequently appears on television as a guest commentator. He has authored more than 30 books, and has since the 1980s contributed regular columns analyzing world naval developments for Proceedings magazine. His PhD in Physics was earned at Columbia University.

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