Synopses & Reviews
The highly respected journalist and author, Robert Hutchinson, follows the development of the submarine as a weapon of war from its earliest designs in the 16th Century to the last vessels at sea today.Included are text, tables, illustrations and photographs of:The first submarinesWorld War I designsInter-war designs and disastersWorld War II operationsCold War submarine design and operationsThe latest submarine designsSubmarine accidents through the years, including details on the Russian ‘Kursk that sank in 2000.Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons has provided illustrations for many of the major ‘landmarks for designs from 1776 through to the present day.
When war breaks out anywhere in the world, the experts turn to Jane's -- the clearinghouse of information about military technology. Now, Jane's has compiled the ultimate, definitive, lavishly illustrated encyclopedia of submarines and submarine history for readers fascinated by the development and deployment of underwater warships around the world.
With scale illustrations of every major type of submarine and anti-submarine warship, key data on submarine models ranging back to the American Revolutionary War, and dramatic accounts of such mysterious incidents as the sinking of the USS Scorpion and the recent disaster of the Russian submarine Kursk, Jane's Submarines brings to life the crucial battles, the dueling technologies, and the men who have risked their lives beneath the sea -- then and now.
An illustrated account of the war beneath the waves. This reference covers: the first submarines; World War I; World War II; "Cold War" submarine operations; and submarines of the future. The book covers anti-submarine warships and weapons as well as the submarines.
About the Author
Robert Hutchinson was the Defense Correspondence of the Press Association, the UK national news agency, from 1977 to 1983, before joining Jane's as one of the founding team that launched the world renowned Jane's Defense Weekly in 1984. Three years later he became Publishing Director of Jane's Information Group, responsible for the company's magazines, yearbooks, subscription products and electronic data. After leaving in 1997, he compiled and edited the second edition of Jane's Warship Recognition Handbook, and now undertakes training of journalists and writers internationally as well as continuing to report on defence and security news issues in print and on radio.