French Destroyers: Torpilleurs d'Escadre and Contre-Torpilleurs,1922Ð1956

Cover
Seaforth Publishing, 22.06.2015 - 296 Seiten
1 Rezension
Between the wars the French produced some of the largest, and certainly the fastest, destroyers in the world. Known as Contre-Torpilleurs, these striking and innovatory super-destroyers form the core of this book, but the more conventional Torpilleurs d'Escadre are also covered. This history combines the technical and service material published in French-language monographs over the past two decades with the authors' own research from primary sources. The structure of the book follows that of the highly successful French Cruisers, with Part I devoted to the design of each of the classes built after 1922. The text is accompanied by detailed data tables and illustrated by a comprehensive set of specially-drawn plans and schemas based on official documents, as well as carefully-selected photographs from French naval sources and from private collections. Coverage runs down to the Le Hardi class, the last pre-war design.. Part II deals with the historical side, covering the eventful careers of these ships before, during and after the war. This section is illustrated by maps specially drawn for the book, and by contemporary photographs. Like its highly successful predecessors, French Battleships and French Cruisers, this beautifully presented book blends technical and historical analysis to produce what must become the standard English-language reference work.
 

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

LibraryThing Review

Nutzerbericht  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

Another fine addition to the authors' coverage of French warships of the of the period in question. Besides examining how these ships evolved there is also good coverage of organization, markings, movements and action during World War II and the early Cold War. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Preface
6
Acronyms and Abbreviations
7
Conversion Tables
8
TECHNICAL SECTION
9
Chapter 1 The Jaguar Class
20
Chapter 2 The Bourrasque Class
41
Chapter 3 The LAdroit Class
60
Chapter 4 The Guépard Class
75
Chapter 9 The Le Hardi Class
180
Chapter 10 Paint Schemes and Identification Markings
197
The 600tonne Torpedo Boats
205
HISTORICAL SECTION
206
Chapter 12 The Period 19391943
222
Léopard FNFL 19401943
251
Le Triomphant FNFL 19401944
253
Chapter 13 The Period 19431945
257

Chapter 4 The Guépard Class 75Chapter 5 The Aigle Class
93
Chapter 6 The Vauquelin Class Milan and Epervier
108
Colour plates
129
Chapter 7 The Le Fantasque Class
137
Chapter 8 The Mogador Class
160
Modernisation of the Older Destroyers 19431945
276
Chapter 14 The Period 19451956
279
Albatros as an EATM Ship 19481955
287
Sources
292
Urheberrecht

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Über den Autor (2015)

JEAN MOULIN, his collaborator on this book, is a leading French authority on the ships of the Marine Nationale.

Bibliografische Informationen