Submarines: An Illustrated History of Their Impact, 1st Edition

  • Paul E. Fontenoy
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  • ISBN-10: 1851095683
  • ISBN-13: 9781851095681
  • DDC: 359.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 447 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

From the steam-powered models introduced in World War I to today's nuclear-powered, multiweaponed technological wonders, submarines have revolutionized warfare on the world's seas. This volume follows the extraordinary development of this key component of the world's navies. Seemingly invisible submarines have exerted enormous influence on naval warfare since the early 1900s. Today, they are a mainstay of world navies large and small, an economically efficient weapon system whose threat no fleet commander can ignore -- and whose presence has sparked a continuing evolution in naval defenses and tactics.

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction to Weapons and Warfare Series.
Preface.
1: Early Submarines.
2: A War-Winning Weapon?.
3: The Advent of True Submarines.
4: Strategic Missile Submarines.
5: Submarines of the World.
6: Pioneers.
7: Submarine Builders.
8: Early Submarines.
9: France Gymnôte (24 September 1888).
10: Gustave Zédé (1 June 1893).
11: Morse Class (1899).
12: Narval (21 October 1899).
13: Sirégne Class (1901).
14: Farfadet Class (1901).
15: Naïade Class (1903).
16: X(15 November 1904).
17: Z(28 March 1904).
18: Aigrette Class (1904).
19: Y(24 July 1904).
20: Omega (28 November 1905).
21: émeraude Class (1906).
22: Circé Class (1907).
23: Pluviôse Class (1907).
24: Archimégde (4 August 1909).
25: Charles Brun (14 September 1910).
26: Brumaire Class (1911).
27: Delfin Class (1911).
28: Mariotte (2 February 1911).
29: Amiral Bourgeois (25 November 1912).
30: Clorinde Class (1913).
31: Gustave Zédé (20 May 1913).
32: Armide Class (1913).
33: Néréide (9 May 1914).
34: Amphitrite Class (1914).
35: Bellone Class (1914).
36: Dupuy de Lôme Class (1915).
37: Diane Class (1915).
38: Joessel Class (1917).
39: Lagrange Class (1917).
40: O'Byrne Class (1919).
41: Germany [Russia]—Forelle (8 June 1903).
42: Karp Class (1905).
43: U-1 Class (1906).
44: U-2 (18 June 1908).
45: U-3 Class (1909).
46: U-5 Class (1910).
47: Germany: U-9 Class (1910).
48: U-13 Class (1910).
49: U-16 (23 August 1911).
50: [Italy]—Atropo (22 March 1912).
51: U-17 Class (1912).
52: Germany: U-19 Class (1912), U-21 (1913).
53: [Norway]—A-2Class (1913).
54: U-23 Class (1913).
55: U-27 Class (1913).
56: Germany: U-31 Class (1914).
57: U-43 Class (1914).
58: Germany: Type UB-1, UB-1 (1915).
59: Type UC-I (1915).
60: U-66 Class (1915).
61: U-71 Class (1915).
62: Type UB-II (1915).
63: U-51 Class (1915).
64: Germany: Type UC-II (1916), UC-48(1916).
65: U-63 Class (1916).
66: U-57 Class (1916).
67: U-87 Class (1916).
68: U-81 Class (1916).
69: U-93 Class (1916).
70: Germany: Type UB-III (1917), UB-64(1917).
71: Germany: U-151 Class (1917).
72: U-127 Class (1917).
73: [Sweden]—Hajen Class (1917).
74: Germany: U-139 Class, U-140(1917).
75: U-117 Class (1917).
76: Type UC-III (1918).
77: Italy Delfino (1892).
78: Glauco Class (1905).
79: Foca Class (1908).
80: [Denmark]—Dykkeren(18 June 1909).
81: Medusa Class (1911).
82: [United States]—Thresher (15 August 1912).
83: Nautilus Class (1913).
84: Pullino Class (1913).
85: F Class (1913).
86: Argonauta Class (1914).
87: Balilla Class (1915).
88: X-2 Class (1917).
89: Micca Class (1917).
90: N Class (1917).
91: Barberigo Class (1917).
92: Japan Types K1 (1917), K2 (1919), K3 (1920), and K4 (1921).
93: Russia Delfin (1903).
94: Kasatka Class (1904).
95: Pochtovy (1908).
96: Minoga (11 October 1908).
97: Akula (22 August 1909).
98: Krab (19 August 1912).
99: Morzh Class (1913).
100: Bars Class (1915).
101: Spain Peral (8 September 1888).
102: Sweden Hajen (16 June 1904).
103: Undervattensbåten No. 2 Class (1909).
104: Delfinen (1914).
105: Laxen Class (1914).
106: Abboren Class (1916).
107: United Kingdom [Greece]—Nordenfelt I (1885).
108: [Turkey]—Nordenfelt II Class, Abdul Hamid (1886).
109: [Russia]—Nordenfelt III Class (1887).
110: United Kingdom: A Class (1902), A-13 (1905).
111: United Kingdom: B Class (1904), B-4 (1905).
112: United Kingdom: C Class (1906), C-22 (1908).
113: United Kingdom: D Class (1908), D-1 (1908).
114: United Kingdom: E Class (1912).
115: United Kingdom: V Class (1914), V-3 (1915).
116: United Kingdom: Nautilus (31 December 1914).
117: United Kingdom: F Class (1915), F-2(1916).
118: United Kingdom: G Class (1915), G-13 (1916).
119: United Kingdom: J Class (1915).
120: United Kingdom: Swordfish (18 March 1916).
121: United Kingdom: K Class (1913), K-10 (1916).
122: United Kingdom: L Class (1917), L-23 (1919).
123: United Kingdom: M Class (1917), M-2 (1918).
124: R Class (1918).
125: United States Holland (17 May 1897).
126: United States: A Class (1901), Porpoise and Shark (1901).
127: [Russia]—Protector (1 November 1902).
128: [Russia]—Osetr Class (1904).
129: [Japan]—Kaigun-Holland Type (1905).
130: United States: B Class (1906).
131: C Class (1906).
132: [Russia]—Kaiman Class (1907).
133: [Austria-Hungary]—U-1 Class (1909).
134: D Class (1909).
135: [The Netherlands]—O-2 Class (1911).
136: Seal (8 February 1911).
137: E Class (1911).
138: F Class (1911).
139: [Denmark]—Havmanden Class (1911).
140: United States: G Class (1912), Turbot (1913).
141: United States: H Class (1913), H-2(1916).
142: [The Netherlands]—K-1 (20 May 1913).
143: United States: K Class (1913), K-5(1914).
144: [Denmark]—ÆGir Class (1914).
145: L Class (1915).
146: [Russia]—Narval Class (1915).
147: United States: M Class (1915).
148: [The Netherlands]—0-6(10 June 1916).
149: [The Netherlands]—0-7(22 June 1916).
150: [Austria-Hungary]—U-20 Class (1916).
151: United States: N Class (1916), N-2(1917).
152: [United Kingdom]—Improved H Class (1917), H-31 (1918).
153: United States: O Class (1917).
154: United States: R Class (1917).
155: AA Class (1918).
156: [Denmark]—Rota Class (1918).
157: United States: S Class (1918).
158: [The Netherlands]—K-II (24 February 1919).
159: [The Netherlands]—K-III Class (1919).
160: [The Netherlands]—K-V Class (1919).
161: [Spain]—B Class (1921).
162: A War-Winning Weapon?.
163: Denmark Daphne Class (1925).
164: Havmanden Class (1937).
165: France Pierre Chailley (19 December 1921).
166: Requin Class (1924).
167: Sirène Class (1925).
168: Ariane Class (1925).
169: Circé Class (1925).
170: [Greece]—Katsonis Class (1926).
171: [Latvia]—Ronis Class (1926).
172: [Greece]—Proteus Class (1927).
173: France: Redoutable Class (1928), Sfax (1934).
174: [Yugoslavia]—Osvetnik Class (1928).
175: Saphir Class (1928).
176: [Poland]—Wilk Class (1929).
177: France: Surcouf (18 October 1929).
178: Argonaute Class (1929).
179: Diane Class (1930).
180: Orion Class (1931).
181: Minerve Class (1934).
182: Aurore Class (1939).
183: Germany [Sweden]—Valen (5 May 1925).
184: [Sweden]—Draken Class (1926).
185: [Turkey]—Birinci Inöunü Class.
186: [Finland]—Vetehinen Class (1930).
187: [Finland]—Saukko (2 July 1930).
188: Type IA (1930).
189: Germany: Type IIA (1921), U-1 (1935).
190: [Sweden]—Delfinen Class (1934).
191: TYPE IIB (1935).
192: [Soviet Union]—Series IX (1935), Series IXBIS (1936), and Series XVI (1945).
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction to Weapons and Warfare Series.
Preface.
1: Early Submarines.
2: A War-Winning Weapon?.
3: The Advent of True Submarines.
4: Strategic Missile Submarines.
5: Submarines of the World.
6: Pioneers.
7: Submarine Builders.
8: Early Submarines.
9: France Gymnôte (24 September 1888).
10: Gustave Zédé (1 June 1893).
11: Morse Class (1899).
12: Narval (21 October 1899).
13: Sirégne Class (1901).
14: Farfadet Class (1901).
15: Naïade Class (1903).
16: X(15 November 1904).
17: Z(28 March 1904).
18: Aigrette Class (1904).
19: Y(24 July 1904).
20: Omega (28 November 1905).
21: émeraude Class (1906).
22: Circé Class (1907).
23: Pluviôse Class (1907).
24: Archimégde (4 August 1909).
25: Charles Brun (14 September 1910).
26: Brumaire Class (1911).
27: Delfin Class (1911).
28: Mariotte (2 February 1911).
29: Amiral Bourgeois (25 November 1912).
30: Clorinde Class (1913).
31: Gustave Zédé (20 May 1913).
32: Armide Class (1913).
33: Néréide (9 May 1914).
34: Amphitrite Class (1914).
35: Bellone Class (1914).
36: Dupuy de Lôme Class (1915).
37: Diane Class (1915).
38: Joessel Class (1917).
39: Lagrange Class (1917).
40: O'Byrne Class (1919).
41: Germany [Russia]—Forelle (8 June 1903).
42: Karp Class (1905).
43: U-1 Class (1906).
44: U-2 (18 June 1908).
45: U-3 Class (1909).
46: U-5 Class (1910).
47: Germany: U-9 Class (1910).
48: U-13 Class (1910).
49: U-16 (23 August 1911).
50: [Italy]—Atropo (22 March 1912).
51: U-17 Class (1912).
52: Germany: U-19 Class (1912), U-21 (1913).
53: [Norway]—A-2Class (1913).
54: U-23 Class (1913).
55: U-27 Class (1913).
56: Germany: U-31 Class (1914).
57: U-43 Class (1914).
58: Germany: Type UB-1, UB-1 (1915).
59: Type UC-I (1915).
60: U-66 Class (1915).
61: U-71 Class (1915).
62: Type UB-II (1915).
63: U-51 Class (1915).
64: Germany: Type UC-II (1916), UC-48(1916).
65: U-63 Class (1916).
66: U-57 Class (1916).
67: U-87 Class (1916).
68: U-81 Class (1916).
69: U-93 Class (1916).
70: Germany: Type UB-III (1917), UB-64(1917).
71: Germany: U-151 Class (1917).
72: U-127 Class (1917).
73: [Sweden]—Hajen Class (1917).
74: Germany: U-139 Class, U-140(1917).
75: U-117 Class (1917).
76: Type UC-III (1918).
77: Italy Delfino (1892).
78: Glauco Class (1905).
79: Foca Class (1908).
80: [Denmark]—Dykkeren(18 June 1909).
81: Medusa Class (1911).
82: [United States]—Thresher (15 August 1912).
83: Nautilus Class (1913).
84: Pullino Class (1913).
85: F Class (1913).
86: Argonauta Class (1914).
87: Balilla Class (1915).
88: X-2 Class (1917).
89: Micca Class (1917).
90: N Class (1917).
91: Barberigo Class (1917).
92: Japan Types K1 (1917), K2 (1919), K3 (1920), and K4 (1921).
93: Russia Delfin (1903).
94: Kasatka Class (1904).
95: Pochtovy (1908).
96: Minoga (11 October 1908).
97: Akula (22 August 1909).
98: Krab (19 August 1912).
99: Morzh Class (1913).
100: Bars Class (1915).
101: Spain Peral (8 September 1888).
102: Sweden Hajen (16 June 1904).
103: Undervattensbåten No. 2 Class (1909).
104: Delfinen (1914).
105: Laxen Class (1914).
106: Abboren Class (1916).
107: United Kingdom [Greece]—Nordenfelt I (1885).
108: [Turkey]—Nordenfelt II Class, Abdul Hamid (1886).
109: [Russia]—Nordenfelt III Class (1887).
110: United Kingdom: A Class (1902), A-13 (1905).
111: United Kingdom: B Class (1904), B-4 (1905).
112: United Kingdom: C Class (1906), C-22 (1908).
113: United Kingdom: D Class (1908), D-1 (1908).
114: United Kingdom: E Class (1912).
115: United Kingdom: V Class (1914), V-3 (1915).
116: United Kingdom: Nautilus (31 December 1914).
117: United Kingdom: F Class (1915), F-2(1916).
118: United Kingdom: G Class (1915), G-13 (1916).
119: United Kingdom: J Class (1915).
120: United Kingdom: Swordfish (18 March 1916).
121: United Kingdom: K Class (1913), K-10 (1916).
122: United Kingdom: L Class (1917), L-23 (1919).
123: United Kingdom: M Class (1917), M-2 (1918).
124: R Class (1918).
125: United States Holland (17 May 1897).
126: United States: A Class (1901), Porpoise and Shark (1901).
127: [Russia]—Protector (1 November 1902).
128: [Russia]—Osetr Class (1904).
129: [Japan]—Kaigun-Holland Type (1905).
130: United States: B Class (1906).
131: C Class (1906).
132: [Russia]—Kaiman Class (1907).
133: [Austria-Hungary]—U-1 Class (1909).
134: D Class (1909).
135: [The Netherlands]—O-2 Class (1911).
136: Seal (8 February 1911).
137: E Class (1911).
138: F Class (1911).
139: [Denmark]—Havmanden Class (1911).
140: United States: G Class (1912), Turbot (1913).
141: United States: H Class (1913), H-2(1916).
142: [The Netherlands]—K-1 (20 May 1913).
143: United States: K Class (1913), K-5(1914).
144: [Denmark]—ÆGir Class (1914).
145: L Class (1915).
146: [Russia]—Narval Class (1915).
147: United States: M Class (1915).
148: [The Netherlands]—0-6(10 June 1916).
149: [The Netherlands]—0-7(22 June 1916).
150: [Austria-Hungary]—U-20 Class (1916).
151: United States: N Class (1916), N-2(1917).
152: [United Kingdom]—Improved H Class (1917), H-31 (1918).
153: United States: O Class (1917).
154: United States: R Class (1917).
155: AA Class (1918).
156: [Denmark]—Rota Class (1918).
157: United States: S Class (1918).
158: [The Netherlands]—K-II (24 February 1919).
159: [The Netherlands]—K-III Class (1919).
160: [The Netherlands]—K-V Class (1919).
161: [Spain]—B Class (1921).
162: A War-Winning Weapon?.
163: Denmark Daphne Class (1925).
164: Havmanden Class (1937).
165: France Pierre Chailley (19 December 1921).
166: Requin Class (1924).
167: Sirène Class (1925).
168: Ariane Class (1925).
169: Circé Class (1925).
170: [Greece]—Katsonis Class (1926).
171: [Latvia]—Ronis Class (1926).
172: [Greece]—Proteus Class (1927).
173: France: Redoutable Class (1928), Sfax (1934).
174: [Yugoslavia]—Osvetnik Class (1928).
175: Saphir Class (1928).
176: [Poland]—Wilk Class (1929).
177: France: Surcouf (18 October 1929).
178: Argonaute Class (1929).
179: Diane Class (1930).
180: Orion Class (1931).
181: Minerve Class (1934).
182: Aurore Class (1939).
183: Germany [Sweden]—Valen (5 May 1925).
184: [Sweden]—Draken Class (1926).
185: [Turkey]—Birinci Inöunü Class.
186: [Finland]—Vetehinen Class (1930).
187: [Finland]—Saukko (2 July 1930).
188: Type IA (1930).
189: Germany: Type IIA (1921), U-1 (1935).
190: [Sweden]—Delfinen Class (1934).
191: TYPE IIB (1935).
192: [Soviet Union]—Series IX (1935), Series IXBIS (1936), and Series XVI (1945).