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The 'X' stood for experimental, but it might equally have meant extraordinary, exotic or extravagant, as this giant submarine attracted superlatives--the world's largest, most heavily armed, and deepest diving submersible of the day. X.1 was a controversial project conceived behind the backs of politicians, and would remain an unwanted stepchild. This book explores the historical background of submarine cruisers, the personalities involved in X.1's design and service, the spy drama surrounding her launch, the treason trial of a leading RN submarine commander, the ship's checkered career, and her political demise. Despite real technical successes, she would finally fall foul of "black propaganda", aimed at persuading foreign naval powers that the cruiser submarine did not work; even today uninformed opinion repeats the myth of her failure. Well-illustrated with technical drawings and historical photographs, this book pays belated tribute to the real importance of the mysterious X.1.

About the Author

Roger Branfill-Cook is a professional translator from French into English. He has written numerous articles for specialist magazines and is both a novelist and an author of non-fiction books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848321618
Author:
Branfill-cook, Roger
Publisher:
US Naval Institute Press
Author:
Branfill-Cook, Roger
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Submarines
Subject:
(X1)
Subject:
Royal navy
Subject:
submarine cruisers
Subject:
Intelligence
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
180 illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.33 in

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