The Encyclopedia of U-Boats: From 1904 to the Present Day Eberhard Msller ebook pdf
Publisher: Greenhill Books
ISBN: 1853676233, 9781853676239
On the eve of World War I, the art of submarine warfare was barely a dozen years old; no nation had submarine-qualified officers serving at the senior staff level; and no nation had developed any method for detecting submarines or attacking them if found. Prejudice against submarines remained: They did not fit in the classic, balanced structure of a navy where battleships were king. But by the end of WWI, they had changed the face of naval warfare forever. This excellent and comprehensive reference book, translated for the first time in English, traces the remarkable history of the German U-boat, meticulously recording all the different submarine classes and types developed from the U-1, launched in 1906, through the highly successful 30s series, to the Wolf pack of WWII, and beyond. Type sheets provide information on the development, service record, range, crew strength, and location for each entry. Special chapters are also devoted to the most successful and colorful German U-boat commanders, including Karl Donitz, Otto Kretschmer, and G(nther Prien.
About the Author
Dr. Eberhard M(ller has written a number of books about German U-boat development and secret naval projects including Kurs Atlantik: Die deutsche UBoot-Entwicklung bis 1945 (3613016524) and Marine-Geheimprojekte: H. Walter und seine Entwicklungen (3613020750).