The World's Greatest Submarines : An Illustrated History, Hardback Book

The World's Greatest Submarines : An Illustrated History Hardback

Part of the World's Greatest series



In 1776, American Patriots attempted to destroy the British flagship Eagle using a man-operated semi-submersible, the Turtle, in New York harbour.

The attack failed, but the idea stuck. Almost 90 years later, the CSS Hunley successfully rammed into the Federal sloop USS Housatonic with a spar torpedo.

The Housatonic became the first ship in naval history to be sunk by a submarine. The World's Greatest Submarines features the most significant submarines built, from the German U-9 - which sank three British cruisers on 22 September 1914 - through the huge Japanese I-400 class to the great nuclear-powered submarines of the Cold War, such as the USS Los Angeles and Soviet Oscar class.

Also included are the `undersea cruiser' Surcouf; the highly successful Type VII U-boats of World War II; and the latest attack and ballistic missile submarines, such as HMS Astute, USS Virginia, the Chinese Type 094 and the Russian Yasen class. Each entry includes a brief description of the submarine's development and history, a colour profile or cutaway, key features and specifications.

Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World's Greatest Submarines is an accessible guide for those interested in naval history.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 200 artworks and photos; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
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  • Category: Maritime history
  • ISBN: 9781782744214



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