The U.S. Navy Warships Series

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Sailing Navy 1775 - 1854
Civil War 1855-1883
New Navy 1883_1922

Vol # 4

Nuclear Age



The U.S. Navy Warships Series

Sailing Navy 1775-1854
pub. (2001), 218 pages.

This is the first volume in a new series on U.S. Navy warships featuring a complete compilation of data on American naval ships from the American Revolution.





Civil War Navies 1855-1883
pub. (2001), 218 pages.

The second in a five-volume series on U.S. warships, this valuable reference lists the ships of the U.S. Navy and Confederate Navy during the Civil War the years


The New Navy 1883-1922,

The third volume of the definitive U.S. Navy Warship Series, chronicles the mighty vessels that marked the arrival of the modern day Navy. This period of unprecedented technological growth and national expansion saw radical innovations in naval warfare with the first appearance of the submarine, destroyer, and aircraft carrier. These drastic improvements in their naval warships helped establish the U.S. as a formidable force in international relations as it exercised its naval might in the Spanish-American War, the annexation of Hawaii, and World War I. Featuring all the ships to characterize this crucial era, including the Maine and those that part in the triumphant voyage of the “Great White Fleet.” The New Navy stands as a resource of incomparable value.

The Navy of World War II 1922-1947

During the 1920s and 1930s many of the Navy’s ships were laid up, rusting away at Navy yards, following the “war to end wars.” The peacetime Navy carried out maneuvers and tried out war plans with its reduced active force. The V class submarines and Northampton class cruisers were built in the late 1920s. With the Depression and New Deal, construction of new aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and heavy and light cruisers was begun.

The Navy of the Nuclear Age 1947-2007
The Post-War Navy 1946-2002 Following the end of World War II, the Navy disposed of all its ships built prior to 1940 and almost all the merchant ships acquired during the war. In 1946 the Navy was composed of new ships with a considerable number completed in 1945 and 1946. A large number of amphibious vessels complemented the wide variety of auxiliaries.



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Our Only Refuge, Open the Gates! Clandestine Immigration to Palestine 1938-1948

Highlights the many ships which brought Jewish refugees to Palestine before, during and after World War II. This dramatic movement of people, known as Aliyah Bet or secret immigration, was made more significant because of the constant opposition of the British government which administered Palestine. Some perished when ships sank but most made it successfully to the Jewish homeland.

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