From the late nineteenth century until the middle of World War II, the massively armed and armored ship was the ultimate weapon of the world and a classic symbol of naval power. In the early twentieth century the Anglo-German race for more and better battleships was a major source of international tension leading up to World War I. Thirty years later the Japanese High Command believed that in sinking the American battleships at Pearl Harbor they had stuck a decisive blow at the outset of war in the Pacific. In this book, ...

Battleship 2004, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781591140382