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The Last Century of Sea Power: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922


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The transition to modern war at sea began during the period of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) and the Spanish-American War (1898) and was propelled forward rapidly by the advent of the dreadnought and the nearly continuous state of war that culminated in World War I. By 1922, most of the elements that would define sea power in the 20th century were in place. Written by one of our foremost military historians, this volume acknowledges the complex nature of this transformation, focusing on imperialism, the growth of fleets, changes in shipbuilding and armament technology, and doctrines about the deployment and use of force at sea, among other factors. There is careful attention to the many battles fought at sea during this period and their impact on the future of sea power. The narrative is supplemented by a wide range of reference materials, including a detailed census of capital ships built during this period and a remarkable chronology of actions at sea during World War I.


The first volume of a magisterial study of naval power in the 20th century

About the Author

H. P. Willmott has written extensively on warfare in general and on World War II in particular. Among his books is The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action, a Society of Military History prize winner (IUP, 2005). He lives in Englefield Green, Egham, England.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

List of Maps

List of Appendices

Part I. Introduction. Definitions and Terms of Reference

Chapter 1 The Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895

Chapter 2 The Greco-Turkish war of 1897

Chapter 3 The Spanish-American War of 1898

Chapter 4 The Shifting Balance of Power

Part I Appendices

Part I Notes

Part II. Introduction: From Port Arthur to Bucharest, 1898 to 1913

Chapter 5 The Russo-Japanese War: The First Phases

Chapter 6 The Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima and its Aftermath

Chapter 7 The Dreadnought Naval Race

Chapter 8 Prelude to the First World War

Part II Appendices

Part II Notes

Part III. Introduction: From Sarajevo to Constantinople, 1914 to 1922

Chronology of the First World War at Sea

Chapter 9 The First World War: The War in Northern Waters

Chapter 10 The First World War: Tsingtao and the Dardanelles

Chapter 11 The First World War: Naval Support of Operations in Africa

Chapter 12 The First World War: Action in the Baltic

Chapter 13 The First World War: The Black Sea, Otranto Strait, and Other Matters

Chapter 14 The Legacy of the First World War

Part III Appendices

Part III Notes

Part IV. Conclusion: Not so much Finis as...

Part IV Appendix

Part IV Notes


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From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922
Willmott, H P
Willmott, H. P.
Indiana University Press
Bloomington, IN
Military - Naval
Naval history, Modern
19th century
Military Science
Military - World War I
Naval history, Modern -- 19th century.
Naval history, Modern -- 20th century.
Military-Naval History
History; Military; Twentieth Century or Later
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17 bandw photos, 18 maps
9.3 x 6 x 1.8 in

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