Authors: Hansgeorg Jentschura, Dieter Jung and Peter Mickel, Hardbound, 284 Pages, ISBN: 9780853681519, 1986 Fourth Printing of 1977 First English Edition**RARE BOOK IN EXCELLENT UNREAD CONDITION**
This authoritative book is a detailed reference guide to the ships of the Imperial Japanese Fleet, which came into being with the establishment of modern Japan in 1869.
For the first time in the English language, it provides an accurate guide to the meteoric rise of the Japanese Navy, from humble beginnings to its recognition as one of the major sea powers of the world, and its ultimate possession of the largest battleships ever to sail the seas.
The work of three distinguished German naval researchers and the result of many years of original research, Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945, provides details of battleships, battlecruisers, cruisers, aircraft carriers, escort carriers, gunboats, torpedo boats, submarines, combatant auxiliaries, mine-laying craft, submarine chasers, landing ships, and support and transport ships of all types.
Illustrated throughout with nearly 400 general-arrangement drawings, the book also contains some two hundred photographs, many of which have never before been published.
This translation is a revised and expanded edition of Die Japanischen Kriegsschige, 1869-1945, including additional material and drawings supplied by the authors, as well as data from British and other sources provided by the translators, both of whom are well-known naval historians and experts on naval matters.
The result is a major new naval reference work, which provides a unique and immensely detailed ship encyclopaedia of one of the world's great navies.
With over 500 illustrations