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Submarine Warfare of To-day How the Submarine Menace was Met and Vanquished, With Descriptions of the Inventions and Devices Used, Fast Boats, Mystery Ships   By: (1886-)

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SUBMARINE WARFARE OF TO DAY

[Illustration: THE SURRENDER OF THE GERMAN SUBMARINE FLEET

The White Ensign is hoisted over the German Eagle.

British Official Photograph ]

SUBMARINE WARFARE OF TO DAY

HOW THE SUBMARINE MENACE WAS MET AND VANQUISHED, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE INVENTIONS AND DEVICES USED, FAST BOATS, MYSTERY SHIPS, NETS, AIRCRAFT, &c. &c., ALSO DESCRIBING THE SELECTION AND TRAINING OF THE ENORMOUS PERSONNEL USED IN THIS NEW BRANCH OF THE NAVY

BY

CHARLES W. DOMVILLE FIFE

Lieut. R.N.V.R., late of the Staff of H.M. School of Submarine Mining

AUTHOR OF "SUBMARINES & SEA POWER" "SUBMARINES OF THE WORLD'S NAVIES" "SUBMARINE ENGINEERING OF TO DAY" &c. &c. &c.

WITH 53 ILLUSTRATIONS

LONDON SEELEY, SERVICE & CO. LIMITED 38 GREAT RUSSELL STREET 1920

Science of To Day Series

NEW VOLUME

13. Submarine Warfare of To Day.

By C. W. DOMVILLE FIFE, Lieut., R.N.V.R., late of the Staff of H.M. School of Submarine Mining. Author of "Submarines and Sea Power," "Submarines of the World's Navies," "Submarine Engineering of To Day," &c. &c. With many Illustrations and Diagrams. Extra Crown 8vo. 7s. 6d. nett.

ALREADY PUBLISHED

1. ELECTRICITY OF TO DAY. By C. R. GIBSON, F.R.S.E.

2. ASTRONOMY OF TO DAY. By CECIL G. DOLMAGE, M.A., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.A.S.

3. SCIENTIFIC IDEAS OF TO DAY. By C. R. GIBSON.

4. BOTANY OF TO DAY. By Professor G. F. SCOTT ELLIOT, M.A., B.SC.

6. ENGINEERING OF TO DAY. By T. W. CORBIN.

7. MEDICAL SCIENCE OF TO DAY. By WILLMOTT EVANS, M.D.

8. MECHANICAL INVENTIONS OF TO DAY. By T. W. CORBIN.

9. PHOTOGRAPHY OF TO DAY. By H. CHAPMAN JONES, F.I.C., F.C.S., F.R.P.S.

10. SUBMARINE ENGINEERING OF TO DAY. By C. W. DOMVILLE FIFE.

11. GEOLOGY OF TO DAY. By Professor J. W. GREGORY, F.R.S.

12. AIRCRAFT OF TO DAY. By CHARLES C. TURNER, Lieut., R.N.V.R.

SEELEY, SERVICE & CO., LTD., 38 Great Russell St.

=Dedicated=

TO THE MEMORY OF

THE LATE LIEUT. WALTER PRICE, R.N.V.R.

A TRUE FRIEND AND A

GALLANT OFFICER

AUTHOR'S NOTE

I DESIRE simply to say that I commenced taking an active interest in submarines in 1904. I wrote my first book on the subject, Submarines of the World's Navies , in 1910, and I have watched and written of the rise of these and kindred weapons for the past fifteen years of rapid development in peace and war, finally taking a humble part in the defeat of the great German submarine armada during the years 1914 1918.

C. D. F.

1919.

INTRODUCTION

WHILE Great Britain remains an island, with dominion over palm and pine, it is to the sea that her four hundred millions of people must look for the key to all that has been achieved in the past and all that the future promises in the quickening dawn of a new era.

Not only over Great Britain alone, however, does the ocean cast its spell, for it is the free highway of the world, sailed by the ships of all nations, without other hindrances than those of stormy nature, and navigated without restriction from pole to pole by the seamen of all races. It was the international meeting place, where ensigns were "dipped" in friendly greeting, and since the dawn of history there has been a freemasonry of the sea which knew no distinction of nation or creed.

When the call of humanity boomed across the dark, storm tossed waters the answer came readily from beneath whatever flag the sound was heard... Continue reading book >>




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