Seaforth World Naval Review 2024

  • Subject: Fall 2023 Catalog | Battleships, Destroyers and More
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    170 B/W Photos, 30 Color Photos
  • Published:
    November 15, 2023
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  • Product Dimensions:
    9.75 × 10.5 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    38 oz
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For more than a decade this annual volume has provided an authoritative summary of all the developments in the world's navies and their ships in the previous twelve months. It combines regional surveys with major articles on important new warships and looks at wider issues of significance to navies such as aviation and weaponry. The contributors come from around the globe and as well as providing a balanced picture of naval developments, they interpret their significance and explain their context.
As well as its regular regional reviews, the 2024 volume focuses on three fleets: the Brazilian Navy, the Hellenic Navy and the Royal Navy. There are in-depth articles on the French Auguste Benebig class of overseas patrol vessels, the Indian P15A & P15B Kolkata/Visakhapatnam class destroyers, and the Spanish S-80 Class Isaac Peral class submarines. The third regular section of the volume is devoted to reviews of important technological developments around the world. David Hobbs looks at aspects of naval aviation and focusses on U.S. unmanned systems. Norman Friedman outlines developments in naval propulsion systems, while Richard Scott analyzes the Kongsberg/Raytheon naval strike missile.
Now firmly established as the only annual naval overview of its type in the world, The Seaforth World Naval Review is essential reading for professional and enthusiast alike. It takes the reader to the heart of contemporary maritime affairs.

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Editorial Reviews

“This is a marvelous asset for those wishing to keep up to date with naval matters. Very highly recommended.” ─Warship World
"This highly relevant annual publication should be on the reading list of the politicians of any country with naval forces. Reading it and referring to it would save a lot of breath and enable better briefing at a high level, starting in Westminster." — Africa Ports & Ships
"This 15th edition of Seaforth’s excellent World Naval Review 2024 continues to provide an ‘all round view’ of the world naval scene. As a comprehensive primer, absolutely crammed with a mass of detail and its impressive group of international contributors, the format is unchanged, with four sections: overview, brief summaries of the main world’s navies, focus on three ‘significant ships’, and technological reviews. Highlights the serious dangers of the strengthening alignment of the revisionist powers, China, Russia and Iran against the liberal ‘rules based’ world order... Yet again superbly presented with many data tables and summary boxes, splendidly illustrated throughout with many photographs and John Jordan’s excellent drawings. It is most strongly recommended"—The Naval Review (UK)