Great Naval Blunders

Great Naval Blunders

Book - 2012
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From the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight, to the HMSTrinidad, a British cruiser that managed to torpedo itself, this copiously illustrated collection of incompetence on the high seas takes a serious if often entertaining look at the misjudgments of captains, fleet commanders, and ship designers from Roman times to the present day.

From the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight, to the HMSTrinidad, a British cruiser that managed to torpedo itself, this copiously illustrated collection of incompetence on the high seas takes a serious if often entertaining look at the misjudgments of captains, fleet commanders, and ship designers from Roman times to the present day. Full of jaw-dropping anecdotes, Great Naval Blunders proves the old adage, "Worse things happen at sea."


Baker & Taylor
Profiles some of the largest naval misjudgements and disasters in history, including the battle of Manila Bay, the loss of the Vanguard, and the armada of 1779, and describes how each mistake helped shape naval history.

Publisher: London : Andre Deutsch, 2012
ISBN: 9780233003504
0233003509
Characteristics: 271 p. : ill. ; 20 cm

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