The Kaiser s Cruisers 1871 1918

This book includes both design and operational histories, the latter continuing down to the end of ships' service after the fall of Imperial Germany, and it is accompanied by an extensive selection of many rare photographs.

Author: Aiden Dodson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781682477458

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Page: 256

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The Kaiser's Cruisers, 1871-1918 covers the full range of cruising vessels operated or ordered by the Imperial German Navy between 1871 and 1918, excluding the battlecruisers, previously covered by the author's companion volume The Kaiser's Battlefleet. Arranged in a chronological narrative, these include corvettes, avisos, sloops, torpedo cruisers, III- and IV-class cruisers, and small cruisers. This book includes both design and operational histories, the latter continuing down to the end of ships' service after the fall of Imperial Germany, and it is accompanied by an extensive selection of many rare photographs. The ships' technical details are itemized in the second half of the book which also includes sketches of ships' internal layouts and armor and changes in appearance over time. Aidan Dodson and Dirk Nottelmann have made extensive use of archival material, particularly relating to the political and technical background to design and procurement and present a developmental history of this ship class which is unique in the English language.

The Kaiser s Battlefleet

In The Kaiser’s Battlefleet, Aidan Dodson fills this significant gap in German naval history by covering these capital ships and studying the full span of battleship development during this period.

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473881552

Category: History

Page: 256

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The battleships of the Third Reich have been written about exhaustively, but there is little in English devoted to their predecessors of the Second Reich. This new book fills an important gap in the literature of the period by covering these German capital ships in detail and studying the full span of battleship development during this period.The book is arranged as a chronological narrative, with technical details, construction schedules and ultimate fates tabulated throughout, thus avoiding the sometimes disjointed structure that can result from a class-by-class approach. Heavily illustrated with line work and photographs, many from German sources, the book offers readers a fresh visual look at these ships, beyond the limited range of images available from UK sources.A key objective of the book is to make available a full synthesis of the published fruits of archival research by German writers found in the pre-WW2 books of Koop & Schmolke, Gromers on the construction programme of the dreadnaught era, Forstmeier & Breyer on WW1 projects, and Schenk & Nottelmanns papers in Warship International. As well as providing data not available in English-language books, these sources correct significant errors in the standard English sources.This entirely fresh study will appeal to historians of WWI German naval developments as well as to enthusiasts and model makers.


Spoils of War

Also, the old cruisers Gefion and Victoria Louise, lying at Danzig, were purchased by a local ... The Kaiser's Cruisers, 18711918 (Barnsley: Seaforth, in preparation); A Dodson, 'Beyond the Kaiser: The Imperial German Navy's Destroyers ...

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1526742004

Category: History

Page: 328

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While a large number of books have dealt with the navies and war at sea during the World Wars, the immediate aftermaths have generally received only minimal coverage. However, the fates of defeated navies are of enormous interest from a number of perspectives. These include the relative priorities of the victorious powers, acquisition and testing of ex-enemy materiel and the intended future capabilities of those ex-enemy navies that were to be allowed to continue to exist. This new book traces the histories of navies and ships of the defeated powers from the months leading up to the relevant armistices or surrenders through to the final execution of the appropriate post-war settlements. In doing so, it discusses the way in which the victorious powers reached their final demands, how these were implemented, and to what effect. The later histories of ships that saw subsequent service, either in their original navies or in those navies which acquired them, are also described. In doing this, much use is made of material drawn from archival, and in some cases archaeological, sources, some of which has never previously been used. Through these, a wide range of long-standing myths are busted, and some badly distorted modern views and assessments of events in the wake of the conflicts put right. The fascinating narrative will be accompanied by tabulated lists of all major navy-built (and certain significant ex-mercantile) enemy ships in commission at the relevant date of the armistice or surrender, or whose hulks were specifically listed for attention in post-Second World War allied agreements. These will include key dates in their careers and their ultimate fates. This highly original book, drawing on archaeological evidence as well as archival sources, and including numerous photographs will become an essential reference tool for all those interested in the naval history of the two World Wars.

German Battleship Helgoland

This volume presents complete and annotated facsimiles of the official builders’ plans for Germany’s WWI era dreadnaught battleship, SMS Helgoland.

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 152674760X

Category: History

Page: 144

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Alongside its incomparable archive of British warship plans, the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich also holds a selection of drawings from foreign sources. Among the gems of this collection are a number of German warships dating from the First World War era. These are official plans, acquired by the Naval Inter-Allied Commission of Control as part of the peace treaty, and very similar in style, detail and draughtsmanship to Royal Navy ‘as fitted’ general arrangements, including the use of coloured line and washes.The very best of these, in terms of the completeness of coverage and the visual impact of the drawings, relates to the battleship SMS Helgoland, launched in 1909. The name-ship of the second class of dreadnoughts designed by the Germans, she was a big advance over the earlier Westfalen class, having 12in guns that matched those of her British opponents. She served in the High Seas Fleet throughout the war, fought at Jutland, and was ceded to Britain as part of the peace terms – which is probably why the plans are at Greenwich – and was broken up in 1924.This book is the latest in a series based entirely on original draughts which depict famous warships in an unprecedented degree of detail. Using the latest scanning technology to make digital copies of the highest quality, it reproduces complete sets in full colour, with many close-ups and enlargements that make every aspect clear and comprehensible. Extensive captions point the reader to important features to be found in the plans, and an introduction covers the background to the design. The result is a novel form of anatomy that will be a revelation to any warship enthusiast.

Spoils of War

Praise for Spoils of War “Most highly recommended.” —Firetrench “For those who need to finally know the ultimate fate of the often gallant ships that strove against the Allies in both world wars, this is the book.” —Julian ...

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1526741997

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 713

An extensive history of enemy fleets following both World Wars, featuring never-before-seen archival and archaeological materials. Spoils of War traces the histories of navies and ships of the defeated powers from the months leading up to the relevant armistices or surrenders to the final execution of the appropriate post-war settlements. In doing so, it discusses the way in which the victorious powers reached their final demands, how these were implemented, and to what effect. The later histories of ships that saw subsequent service, either in their original navies or in those navies which acquired them, are also described. Much use is made of archival materials, and in some cases archaeological, sources, some of which have never previously been used. Ultimately, a wide range of long-standing myths are busted, and some badly distorted modern views are set right. The fascinating narrative is accompanied by lists of all major navy-built (and certain significant ex-mercantile) enemy ships in commission at the relevant date of the armistice or surrender, or whose hulks were specifically listed for attention in post-Second World War allied agreements. These include key dates in their careers and their ultimate fates. This original book, featuring numerous photographs, is sure to become an essential reference tool for all those interested in the naval history of the two World Wars. Praise for Spoils of War “Most highly recommended.” —Firetrench “For those who need to finally know the ultimate fate of the often gallant ships that strove against the Allies in both world wars, this is the book.” —Julian Stockwin, author of the Thomas Kydd series

Warship 2021

For them and a comprehensive account of all the cruising vessels of the IGN, see A Dodson and D Nottelmann, The Kaiser's Cruisers, 18711918, Seaforth Publishing (Barnsley, forthcoming). BA-MA RM3/3698 – fol 61.

Author:

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472847784

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 707

For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more, maintaining the impressive standards of scholarship and research for which Warship has become synonymous. Detailed and accurate information is the keynote of all the articles, which are fully supported by plans, data tables, and stunning photographs.

The Kaiser s Cruisers 1871 1918

Aidan Dodson, Dirk Nottelmann. THE KAISER'S CRUISERS 1871-1918 AIDAN DODSON DIRK NOTTELMANN THE KAISER'S CRUISERS 1880 1885 1890 1895 1900 1905 1910. Cover.

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1526765799

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 970

While bookshelves groan with works on the capital ships of the German Third Reich, there is little in English devoted to their predecessors of the Second Reich, so this new book will fill a clear gap in its study of German cruisers of the period, from wooden-hulled corvettes, through the fusion of ‘overseas’ and ‘home’ vessels into the modern small cruisers that evolved and fought in the First World War. The book covers the full range of cruising vessels operated or ordered by the Imperial German Navy between 1871 and 1918, excluding the large cruisers, previously covered by the author’s companion volume The Kaiser’s Battlefleet. These include corvettes, avisos, sloops, torpedo cruisers, III- and IV-class cruisers and small cruisers, and are described and arranged in a chronological narrative. This includes both design and operational histories, the latter continuing down to the end of ships’ service after the fall of Imperial Germany, and it is accompanied by an extensive selection of many rare photographs. The ships’ technical details are tabulated in the second half of the book which also includes sketches of ships’ internal layouts and armour and changes in appearance over time. The authors have made extensive use of archival material, particularly relating to the political and technical background to design and procurement, and present a developmental history of this ship class which is unique in the English language. It will have huge appeal to all those with an interest in the German navy and to those who have been waiting avidly for the sequel to The Kaiser’s Battlefleet.

The Kaiser s Lost Kreuzer

A History of U-156 and Germany's Long-Range Submarine Campaign Against North America, 1918 Paul N. Hodos ... The Kaiser's Pirates: Hunting Germany's Raiding Cruisers 1914–1915. ... The Second Reich: Germany, 18711918.

Author: Paul N. Hodos

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476630402

Category: History

Page: 229

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In the final year of World War I, Germany made its first attempt to wage submarine warfare off faraway shores. Large, long-range U-boats (short for unterseeboot or "undersea boat") attacked Allied shipping off the coasts of the U.S., Canada and West Africa in a desperate campaign to sidestep and scatter the lethal U-boat defenses in European waters. Commissioned in 1917, U-156 raided commerce, transported captured cargo and terrorized coastal populations from Madeira to Cape Cod. In July 1918, the USS San Diego was sunk as it headed into New York Harbor--the opening salvo in a month-long series of audacious attacks by U-156 along the North American coast. The author chronicles the campaign from the perspective of Imperial Germany for the first time in English.

Warship 2019

6 See A Dodson, 'After the Kaiser: The Imperial German Navy's Light Cruisers after 1918', Warship 2017, 142–43. ... For proposed capital ship conversions, see A Dodson, The Kaiser's Battlefleet: German capital ships 18711918, ...

Author:

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147283593X

Category: History

Page: 224

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For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more, maintaining the impressive standards of scholarship and research with which Warship has become synonymous. In the 2019 edition of this celebrated title, articles include Hans Lengerer's exploration of the genesis of the Six-Six Fleet, Michele Cosentino's look at Project 1030, Italy's attempt to create a torpedo-armed attack and ballistic missile submarines, and A D Baker III's drawing feature on the USS Lebanon. Detailed and accurate information is the keynote of all the articles, which are fully supported by plans, data tables and stunning photographs.

The Royal Tombs of Ancient Egypt

Egyptologist Aidan Dodson examines not only the burial places themselves, but also the temples built to provide for the dead pharaoh’s soul. The volume covers the tombs of both native and foreign monarchs as well as royal family members.

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473880041

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 901

The royal tombs of ancient Egypt include some of the most stupendous monuments of all time.

The Battle of the Denmark Strait

British Grand Fleet), 25–26 Jervis Bay (British auxiliary cruiser), 60 John Brown shipyard, Clydebank, Scotland, 28, 38, ... 23 Kaiser Friedrich III, SMS (German battleship), 22 Kaiserliche Marine (German Navy, 18711918), 21–22, 24, ...

Author: Robert Winklareth

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612001351

Category: History

Page: 337

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This detailed analysis of the WWII naval battle by the acclaimed historian and mechanical engineer reveals new insight into the Bismarck’s victory. In the spring of 1942, Nazi Germany unleashed its behemoth battleship Bismarck against the British in the Battle of the Denmark Strait. Bismarck destroyed the pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, and severely damaged its newest battleship, HMS Prince of Whales. The decisive victory resonated both in Whitehall and Berlin—and yet there continues to be controversy as to how the conflict was actually fought. The Battle of the Denmark Strait offers a detailed technical analysis of combat circumstances, while new discoveries, revealed for the first time in this book, shed light on the battle. With a close examination of naval gunnery, from the various gun systems to the flight time of shells to their target, historian and mechanical engineer Robert Winklareth has painstakingly reconstructed the battle. He also explores events leading up to the titanic clash, as well as its aftermath.

After the Pyramids

A chronological overview of the funerary monuments of Egypt, beginning with the last pyramids and ending with the tombs of the Ptolemaic Periods in the Nile Delta.

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: Stacey International

ISBN: 9780948695520

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 803

A chronological overview of the funerary monuments of Egypt, beginning with the last pyramids and ending with the tombs of the Ptolemaic Periods in the Nile Delta. The architecture and decoration of the tombs, along with their contents, are discussed in detail, including the results of more recent excavation in the Valley of the Kings. The discussion is accompanied by numerous photographs of the tombs, their artwork and plans of the funerary complexes which show the development of both architectural styles and religious beliefs.

Warship 2017

For proposed capital ship conversions, see A Dodson, The Kaiser's Battlefleet: German Capital Ships 18711918, ... My thanks go to Jean Moulin for confirming strike and disposal details for the ex-German cruisers in French service, ...

Author:

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844864731

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 242

Warship 2017 is devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery and much more to maintain the impressive standards of scholarship and research from the field of warship history. This 39th edition features the usual range of diverse articles spanning the subject by an international array of expert authors.

German Diplomatic Relations 1871 1945

In 1915, German forces under Hindenburg and Ludendorff forced the Russians to retreat 250 miles, and the Kaiser's army occupied ... the Royal Navy penetrated the Heligoland Bight and sank three German light cruisers and one destroyer, ...

Author: William Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595407064

Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 262

Examines the continuity of German Foreign Office influence in the forumlation of foreign policy under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck (1862-1890), Kaiser William II (1888-1918), the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), and Adolf Hitler (1933-1945)

European Powers in the First World War

... was transported across the channel without loss, a blockade of Germany was implemented, and three German cruisers were sunk. ... German admiral and chief of the naval cabinet from 1906 to 1918, born in Chemnitz on 24 March 1854.

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135684251

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 265

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Germany 1871 1945

With the surviving Serb forces and some Italian and Russian units, they established a new front on the Greek-Serbian border in today's Macedonia, but not much movement happened there until the fall of 1918. Naval war did not lead to a ...

Author: Raffael Scheck

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 184788458X

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 570

Germany, 1871-1945 presents an original, lucid, and thought-provoking history. Its aim is to inspire readers to weigh the historical evidence. At the end of the Second World War, the first unified German state collapsed, a disintegration with European and global ramifications. Ever since, historians have sought to explain what went wrong in German history. Many have focused on the violence which forged unification; others have highlighted the clash of authoritarian, anti-democratic, and anti-Semitic traditions with rapid industrialization and modernization. Germany, 1871-1945 presents a pragmatic interpretation of German history, from the unification to the end of the Nazi regime. This more open approach acknowledges the strong trend in German society towards modernization and democratization, particularly before 1914, while also highlighting the factors which propelled Germany toward World War I. The rise of the Nazis also demands a close analysis of the economic and political instability of the 1920s and early 1930s. Finally, a detailed assessment of the Third Reich explains how the regime's early successes fostered a loyalty and acceptance that remained hard to shake until disaster was obvious and unavoidable.

The Birth of the German Republic 1871 1918

The revolutionary Obleute ( leaders ) in October and November 1918 : Richard Müller , Vom Kaiserreich zur Republik ... Admiral von Trotha's speech : ' Supported by the German capital ships , the cruiser attack could be directed against ...

Author: Arthur Rosenberg

Publisher: New York : Russell & Russell

ISBN:

Category: Germany

Page: 286

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