Convoy Protection, The Defence of Seaborne Trade

By: Kemp, Paul

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Convoy Protection, The Defence of Seaborne Trade - The author examines the strategy of convoy in 20th century warfare focusing upon two major case histories: Britain and the U-boats in the First World War and America against the Japanese two decades later. The author demonstrates how the adoption of the convoy system defeated the German U-boats in 1917, and points to the US Navy’s submarine campaign to show how Japanese maritime trade was utterly destroyed when the system was not put into proper effect. Britain was slow to learn these lessons during the First World War (her experience during the Napoleonic Wars had been forgotten), depending instead on her mighty battle-fleet. Japan ignored Briton’s lessons by neglecting to construct escort vessels for merchant ship protection. Contains 96 photographs. 124pp & less than 500g for post.

Title: Convoy Protection, The Defence of Seaborne Trade

Author Name: Kemp, Paul

Categories: - WORLD WAR II, WEAPONS, FIREARMS, WAR, MILITARY, THE SEA, MARITIME, SAILING, SHIP TRAVEL,

Publisher: UK, Arms and Armour Press: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Excellent

Jacket Condition: Good

Size: 24 Cm

Seller ID: 010997

Keywords: Kemp Convoy War Shipping,