Amazon to Ivanhoe: British Standard Destroyers of the 1930s by John English

By John English

A whole advisor to plain Royal military Destroyers in-built the pre WWII period. This ebook comprises in technical information regarding a number of the sessions of Destroyer and ancient essays of the person ships, either one of that are useful for connection with the intense Naval historian or as an outstanding learn to fit people with an curiosity within the topic, many black and white photos.

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A derivative of the J3 Type was the larger A1 Type. Shown in the bottom profile is 1-9. These boats had their hangars integrated into their conning tower and their catapult installed forward of it. This permitted access to the hangar from within the pressure hull, making launch and recovery of the submarine's single floatplane much quicker. 5-in. deck gun and the two positions of antiaircraft guns fitted in the conning tower. C: MONSTER SUBMARINES The Imperial Navy was the only navy to employ attack aircraft from submarines during the Pacific War.

The kaiten was developed late in the war as the Japanese increasingly turned to suicide weapons to stop the American advance. The basis for the kaiten was a modified Type 93 torpedo with a compartment for the single crewman inserted amidships. (Kure Maritime Museum) BIBLIOGRAPHY Bagnasco, Erminio, Submarines of World War Two, Sterling Publishing Co. , New York (2000) Campbell,john, Naval Weapons of World War Two, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (2002) Carpenter, DOff and Norman Polmar, Submarines of the Imperialjapanese Navy, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (1986) Evans, David C.

War service: This class was very active during the war and made extensive use of its ability to carry midget submarines. All five units were engaged in the attack on Pearl Harbor, with each carrying a midget sub. 33 1-16,1-18, and 1-20 were deployed in the Indian Ocean, where they used their midget submarines to attack British shipping in Diego Suarez. The attack heavily damaged battleship Ramillies and sank a tanker. The boats later sank 14 freighters in the Indian Ocean as commerce raiders. Later, 1-16 and 1-20 each launched three more midget attacks off Guadalcanal; only a single US Navy transport was damaged.

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