Naval Institute Press's To Crown the Waves & On Seas Contested book review

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  1. Beaver

    Beaver 2020 Rookie of the Year Admiral (Supporter)

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    Since I've have and read both books, I thought I should put up a review for them.


    Overall, they are both very good books. Discussing just about anything you would want to know about each major navy.
    To Crown the Waves (WWI era) has chapter on the following countries:
    Austria-Hungary
    France
    Germany
    Great Britain
    Italy
    Russia
    United States
    Other Navies (Japan, Ottoman Empire)

    On Sea Contested (WWII era) is basically the same, but Japan is studied as a major navy.


    This it the basic outline of the books.

    Country's Name. (Exp: France: The Marine Nationale)
    I Backstory:
    A. History
    B. Mission

    II Organization
    A. Command Structure
    I. Administration
    II. Personnel
    III. Intelligence
    B. Doctrine
    I. Surface Warfare
    II. Aviation
    III. Antisubmarine
    IV. Submarine
    V. Amphibious Operations
    VI. Trade Protection
    VII. Communications

    III Material
    A. Ships
    B. Aviation
    I. Ship-based
    II. Shore-based
    C. Weapon Systems
    I. Gunnery
    II. Torpedoes
    III. Antisubmarine Warfare
    IV. Mines
    D. Infrastructure
    I. Logistics
    II. Bases
    III. Industry

    IV. Recapitulation
    A. Wartime Evolution
    B. Summary and Assessment

    Plus there are charts showing strategic naval bases, nice photos of ships, plus much more.
    Highly recommend to anyone interested in the major navies of the world, and their development, strengths and weaknesses etc, etc, etc.
     
  2. Anachronus

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    Blast...more storage issues.
     
  3. Tugboat

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    Heh. When I read the title of this post, I first thought, 'What the Hell is a Contested Book Review'? And images of author v critic deathmatches spawned in my head...