Submarines (Hardcover)

An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

By Paul Fontenoy

ABC-CLIO, 9781851095636, 447pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

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Description

Submarines: An Illustrated History of Their Impact reveals how underwater warships evolved to become major threats to battle fleets and merchant shipping, as well as primary platforms for deterrent forces and crucial symbols of military power.

In a series of chronological chapters, Submarines describes key developments in diving ability, underwater endurance, and weapons capabilities in specific periods, while highlighting strategic and operational innovations; the role of technological research; famous submarine events, battles, and commanders; and the impact of submarine services on naval society. The book also includes an illustrated reference section covering every submarine class worldwide since 1900. This coverage plus additional reference features make Submarines an essential introduction to a weapons system that has long held the public's imagination.



About the Author

Paul E. Fontenoy, PhD, is curator of maritime research and technology at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC, and a visiting assistant professor in the maritime studies program at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact.