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Author Brooks, John, 1942-

Title Dreadnought gunnery and the Battle of Jutland : the question of fire control / John Brooks ; with a foreword by Andrew Lambert
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages) : illustrations
Series Cass series--naval policy and history ; 32
Cass series--naval policy and history ; 32.
Contents BOOK COVER; HALF-TITLE; SERIES-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; 1 OLD CONTROVERSIES, NEW HISTORIES; 2 LONG-RANGE NAVAL GUNNERY; 3 PROGRESS IN GUNNERY; 4 A.C. AND ARGO; 5 THE DREYER TABLES; 6 INFLUENCES AND CHOICES; 7 INTO BATTLE; 8 JUTLAND AND AFTER; 9 AN EXCEPTIONAL CASE; APPENDIX; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary This new book reviews critically recent studies of fire control, and describes the essentials of naval gunnery in the dreadnought era.With a foreword by Professor Andrew Lambert, it shows how, in 1913, the Admiralty rejected Arthur Pollen's Argo system for the Dreyer fire control tables. Many naval historians now believe that, consequently, British dreadnoughts were fitted with a system that, despite being partly plagiarised from Pollen's, was inferior: and that the Dreyer Tables were a contributory cause in the sinking of Indefatigable and Queen Mary at Jutland. This book pro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index
Notes English
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Subject Pollen, Arthur Joseph Hungerford, 1866-1937.
Pollen, Arthur Joseph Hungerford, 1866-1937
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Ordnance and ordnance stores -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain. Royal Navy.
Fire control (Naval gunnery) -- History -- 20th century
Jutland, Battle of, 1916.
Battleships -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Battleships -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Military -- World War I.
Battleships.
Fire control (Naval gunnery)
Armed Forces -- Ordnance and ordnance stores.
Atlantic Ocean -- North Sea
Germany.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic book
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004017338
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