A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of Wwi


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The Kaiserliche und KOnigliche Kriegsmarine -- The Austro-Hungarian Navy -- was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state aboard its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it. During the war, this small but powerful "fleet in being" forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of the Otranto Straits. German and Austro-Hungarian U-boats ran riot in the Mediterranean even though the capital ships almost never left port. Illustrated ...

A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI 2013, Shilka Publishing, Truro

ISBN-13: 9780992764807

2nd Revised edition

Trade paperback