The British Navy in the Baltic

The British Navy in the Baltic

A comprehensive overview of the activities of the British navy in the Baltic Sea from the earliest times until the twentieth century.

Author: John D. Grainger

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839477

Category: History

Page: 294

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A comprehensive overview of the activities of the British navy in the Baltic Sea from the earliest times until the twentieth century.
Categories: History

Battle in the Baltic

Battle in the Baltic

This new book by Steve R Dunn describes the events of those two years when RN ships and men, under the command of Rear Admiral Alexander-Sinclair, found themselves in a maelstrom of chaos and conflicting loyalties, and facing multiple ...

Author: Steve Dunn

Publisher:

ISBN: 152674273X

Category:

Page: 320

View: 444

Though for most participants World War I ended on 11 November 1918, the Royal Navy found itself, despite four years of slaughter and war weariness, fighting a fierce and brutal battle in the Baltic Sea against Bolshevik Russia in an attempt to protect the fragile independence of the newly liberated states of Estonia and Latvia. This new book by Steve R. Dunn describes the events of those two years when Royal Navy ships and men, under the command of Rear Admiral Alexander-Sinclair, found themselves in a maelstrom of chaos and conflicting loyalties, and facing multiple opponents. Today few people are aware of this exhausting campaign and the sacrifices made by Royal Navy sailors, but the pages of this book retell their exciting but forgotten stories.
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The Transformation of British Naval Strategy

The Transformation of British Naval Strategy

Shows how the system of supply was perfected during the later part of the Napoleonic Wars, enabling fleets to stay at sea on a permanent basis.

Author: James Davey

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843837480

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 314

Shows how the system of supply was perfected during the later part of the Napoleonic Wars, enabling fleets to stay at sea on a permanent basis.
Categories: History

The Naval War in the Baltic 1939 1945

The Naval War in the Baltic  1939   1945

Naval historian Poul Grooss explains the political and military backgrounds of the war in this theatre while also detailing the ships, radar, artillery, mines and aircraft employed there.

Author: Poul Grooss

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781526700025

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 124

A military historian and naval warfare expert delivers a revealing history of the Baltic Sea Campaigns and their significance throughout WWII. From the Battle of Westerplatte on the Polish coast in 1939 to the thousands of German refugees lost at sea in 1945, the Baltic witnessed continuous fighting throughout the Second World War. This chronicle of naval warfare in the region merges such major events as the Siege of Leningrad, the Soviet campaign against Sweden, the three wars in Finland, the Soviet liberation of the Baltic states, the German evacuation of two million people from the East, and the Soviet race westwards in 1945. Naval historian Poul Grooss explains the political and military backgrounds of the war in this theatre while also detailing the ships, radar, artillery, mines and aircraft employed there. He also offers fascinating insights into Swedish cooperation with Nazi Germany, the Germans’ use of the Baltic as a training ground for the Battle of the Atlantic, the secret weapons trials in the remote area of Peenemunde, and the Royal Air Force mining campaign that reduced the threat of German submarine technology. A major contribution to the naval history of this era, Naval War in the Baltic demonstrates the extent to which the Baltic Sea Campaigns shaped the Second World War
Categories: History

Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Naval Expeditions to the Baltic Sea 1715 1727

Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Naval Expeditions to the Baltic Sea 1715 1727

The business of the navies of nations from outside the Baltic did not include, not
that is to say until 1715, intervention in that sea: there was too much commerce at
risk through becoming involved in disputes between the Scandinavian royal ...

Author: David Denis Aldridge

Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

ISBN: 9789185509317

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 168

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Categories: History

Battle in the Baltic

Battle in the Baltic

This book describes the events of those two years when Royal Navy ships and men, under the command of Rear Admiral Walter Cowan, found themselves in a maelstrom of chaos and conflicting loyalties, and facing multiple opponents—the ...

Author: Steve R Dunn

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781526742742

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 775

The little-known campaign to save Latvian and Estonian independence: "Anyone interested in naval operations is likely to find some useful food for thought.” —StrategyPage For most participants, the First World War ended on November 11, 1918. But Britain’s Royal Navy found itself, after four years of slaughter and war weariness, fighting a fierce and brutal battle in the Baltic Sea against Bolshevik Russia in an attempt to protect the fragile independence of the newly liberated states of Estonia and Latvia. This book describes the events of those two years when Royal Navy ships and men, under the command of Rear Admiral Walter Cowan, found themselves in a maelstrom of chaos and conflicting loyalties, and facing multiple opponents—the communist forces of the Red Army and Navy, led by Leon Trotsky; the gangs of freebooting German soldiers, the Freikorps, intent on keeping the Baltic states under German domination; and the White Russian forces, bent on retaking Petrograd and rebuilding the Russian Empire. During this hard-fought campaign there were successes on both sides. For example, the Royal Navy captured two destroyers that were given to the Estonians; but the submarine L-55 was sunk by Russian warships, lost with all hands. Seeking revenge in a daring sequence of attacks and using small coastal motor boats, the RN sank the cruiser Oleg and badly damaged two Russian battleships. Today few people are aware of this exhausting campaign and the sacrifices made by Royal Navy sailors, but this book retells their exciting but forgotten stories and, using much firsthand testimony, bring back to life the critical naval operations that prevented the retaking of the new Baltic countries that Churchill saw as an essential shield against the encroachment of the Bolsheviks into Europe—and resulted in an uneasy peace that would prevail until 1939.
Categories: History

The British Navy and the Use of Naval Power in the Eighteenth Century

The British Navy and the Use of Naval Power in the Eighteenth Century

Arguably more serious was the British failure to send a fleet to the Baltic to assist
Frederick the Great when he pressed for one in the Seven Years War . In
September 1756 the British envoy in Berlin , Andrew Mitchell , suggested that ' a
 ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: [Leicester] : Leicester University Press

ISBN: UVA:35007004198549

Category: Grande-Bretagne - Histoire navale - 18e siècle

Page: 273

View: 819

Artikelsamling om den britiske flåde i det 18. århundrede. Omhandler bl.a. flådens anvendelse i forskellige krige og til beskyttelse af den britiske handel, den politiske administration af flåden, og den britiske flådes diplomatiske bestræbelser ved det svenske hof under Napoleonskrigene.
Categories: Grande-Bretagne - Histoire navale - 18e siècle

Battle in the Baltic

Battle in the Baltic

This new book by Steve R Dunn describes the events of those two years when RN ships and men, under the command of Rear Admiral Walter Cowan, found themselves in a maelstrom of chaos and conflicting loyalties, and facing multiple opponents ...

Author: Steve Dunn

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781526742766

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 748

Though, for most participants, the First World War ended on 11 November 1918, the Royal Navy found itself, despite four years of slaughter and war weariness, fighting a fierce and brutal battle in the Baltic Sea against Bolshevik Russia in an attempt to protect the fragile independence of the newly liberated states of Estonia and Latvia. This new book by Steve R Dunn describes the events of those two years when RN ships and men, under the command of Rear Admiral Walter Cowan, found themselves in a maelstrom of chaos and conflicting loyalties, and facing multiple opponents – the communist forces of the Red Army and Navy, led by Leon Trotsky; the gangs of freebooting German soldiers, the Freikorps, intent on keeping the Baltic states under German domination; and the White Russian forces, bent on retaking Petrograd and rebuilding the Russian Empire. During this hard-fought campaign there were successes on both sides. For example, the Royal Navy captured two destroyers that were given to the Estonians; but the submarine L-55 was sunk by Russian warships, lost with all hands. Seeking revenge in a daring sequence of attacks and using small coastal motor boats, the RN sank the cruiser Oleg and badly damaged two Russian battleships. Today few people are aware of this exhausting campaign and the sacrifices made by Royal Navy sailors (three VCs were won), but the pages of this book retell their exciting but forgotten stories and, using much first-hand testimony, bring back to life the critical naval operations that prevented the retaking of the new Baltic countries that Churchill saw as an essential shield against the encroachment of the Bolsheviks into Europe. An uneasy peace prevailed until 1939.
Categories: History

Finland in British Baltic Policy

Finland in British Baltic Policy

As the Crimean War had proved , the Baltic offered the British Navy a direct
avenue for British measures of war against Russia . 257 At the end of 1918 , a
British Fleet sailed into the Baltic in order to fulfil different functions : to restore
British ...

Author: Esa Sundbäck

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111324757

Category: Baltic States

Page: 392

View: 914

Categories: Baltic States

The British Naval Staff in the First World War

The British Naval Staff in the First World War

In essence , he repeated the point that he had made in 1913 , that such an attack
was not worth the loss of ships it would involve . It would ... He added that the
passage of the Belts into the Baltic by the Royal Navy was ' feasible ' . Later the ...

Author: Nicholas Black

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132193280

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 297

Reassesses the role of the British Naval Staff during the First World War, challenging many widely-held views, and casting much new light on controversial issues and individuals.
Categories: History

The Royal Navy in the Baltic from 1807 1812

The Royal Navy in the Baltic from 1807 1812

ABSTRACT: This dissertation presents and analyzes British Naval Operations in the Baltic during the Napoleonic War.

Author: David John Raymond

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:650096930

Category:

Page: 231

View: 516

ABSTRACT: This dissertation presents and analyzes British Naval Operations in the Baltic during the Napoleonic War. In addition, Political and Economic Relations between Britain and the nations bordering the Baltic will be addressed, in particular Denmark, Sweden and Russia. The intent is to present a comprehensive portrayal of a largely overlooked period of Naval and Napoleonic History.
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Britain France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic 1919 1939

Britain  France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic  1919  1939

This is an in-depth scholarly study of a subject that should appeal to students of international history, strategy, international relations and naval history in general.

Author: Donald Stoker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135774219

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 279

The strategy of the British and French prior to World War II was to preserve the status quo after the disaster of World War I. Donald Stoker's book examines British and French involvement from 1919 to 1939 in the creation and development of the naval forces of Poland, Finland and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This is an in-depth scholarly study of a subject that should appeal to students of international history, strategy, international relations and naval history in general.
Categories: History

Cowan s War

Cowan s War

Author: Geoffrey Martin Bennett

Publisher: London : Collins

ISBN: UOM:39015047644524

Category: Soviet Union

Page: 254

View: 591

Categories: Soviet Union

Freeing the Baltic 1918 1920

Freeing the Baltic  1918   1920

In 1919, the new governments of the besieged Baltic states appealed desperately to the Allies for assistance.

Author: Geoffrey Bennett

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473893092

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 314

In 1919, the new governments of the besieged Baltic states appealed desperately to the Allies for assistance. A small British flotilla of light cruisers and destroyers were sent to help, under the command of Rear Admiral Sir Walter Cowan. They were given no clear instructions as to what their objective was to be and so Cowan decided that he had to make his own policy. Despite facing a much greater force, Cowan improvised one of the most daring raids ever staged by the British Navy. He succeeded with devastating effect; outmaneuvering his enemies, sinking two Russian Battleships and eventually freeing the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Categories: History

Napoleon s Stolen Army

Napoleon s Stolen Army

This is the story of how, in 1808, the Royal Navy used its dominance in the Baltic to rescue the Spanish Army of the Marqués de La Romana.

Author: John Marsden

Publisher: From Reason to Revolution

ISBN: 1913118983

Category: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815

Page: 248

View: 329

This is the story of how, in 1808, the Royal Navy used its dominance in the Baltic to rescue the Spanish Army of the Marqués de La Romana.
Categories: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815

Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy 1887 1918

Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy  1887 1918

Overturns existing thinking to show that the Royal Navy engaged professionally in war planning in the years before the First World War.

Author: Shawn T. Grimes

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843836988

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 210

Overturns existing thinking to show that the Royal Navy engaged professionally in war planning in the years before the First World War.
Categories: History

The British Assault on Finland 1854 1855

The British Assault on Finland  1854 1855

"This book describes what at first sight seems an obscure campaign of the Royal Navy, but its significance has been greatly underestimated since it was the first time in history that a steam battlefleet went to war"--Jacket.

Author: Basil Greenhill

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: IND:39000004416835

Category: Baltic Sea

Page: 366

View: 687

"This book describes what at first sight seems an obscure campaign of the Royal Navy, but its significance has been greatly underestimated since it was the first time in history that a steam battlefleet went to war"--Jacket.
Categories: Baltic Sea

The Baltic Area in British Policy 1918 1921 From the Compi gne Armistice to the implementation of the Versailles Treaty 11 11 1918

The Baltic Area in British Policy  1918 1921  From the Compi  gne Armistice to the implementation of the Versailles Treaty  11 11 1918

... over the Baltic with its navy , using Copenhagen as its base and , if necessary ,
engage in military activity against both Soviet Russia and Germany in the event
of the latter attempting to break the blockade , the presence of the British fleet in ...

Author: Olavi Hovi

Publisher: Helsinki : Finnish Historical Society

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001687248

Category: Baltic States

Page: 231

View: 757

Dotyczy m. in. Polski.
Categories: Baltic States