Published since 1977, Warship is a respected annual which is extensively reviewed in academic and naval journals and frequently referenced by authors and contributors to serious naval websites.The content is varied, with coverage ranging from Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers to radar development in the Royal Navy and a unique 1920s class of warships in the Italian Navy. Warship has a devoted following of enthusiasts who routinely purchase each volume.John Jordan is a former language teacher. He is the author of two major books on the Soviet Navy, and more recently co-authored French Battleships 1922-56 (Seaforth, 2009) with Robert Dumas. He has been associated with Warship from its earliest beginnings and took over the editorship in 2004.A celebrated annual publication featuring the latest research on history, development, and service of the world's warships. For 45 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more, maintaining the impressive standards of scholarship and research with which Warship has become synonymous. Detailed and accurate information is the keynote of all the articles, which are fully supported by plans, data tables, and stunning photographs. The varied topics in this year's annual includes articles on the Imperial Japanese Navy carriers Soryu and Hiryu, post-war radar development in the Royal Navy, gunboats in the Imperial German Navy, Soviet battleship designs of the early Second World War, modern European frigates, and the origins of the Yokosuka naval yard.Warship is a celebrated annual publication featuring the latest research on history, development, and service of the world's warships.THE 1927 SOVIET FLOTILLA LEADERS (Przemyslaw Budzbon & Jan Radziemski) THE CHALLENGE OF OPERATION 'TUNNEL' SEPTEMBER 1943 - APRIL 1944 (Michael Whitby) THE IJN CARRIERS SORYU AND HIRYU (Kathrin Milanovich) THE SMALL CRUISER IN THE IGN PART III: THE GUNBOATS (Dirk Nottelmann) THE BATTLESHIP JAURÉGUIBERRY (Philippe Caresse) POSTWAR RADAR DEVELOPMENT IN THE ROYAL NAVY (Peter Marland) SOVIET BATTLESHIP DESIGNS 1939-1941 (Stephen McLaughlin) THE GENESIS OF YOKOSUKA NAVY YARD (Hans Lengerer) ESPLORATORI OF THE REGIA MARINA, 1906-1939 (Enrico Cernuschi) MODERN EUROPEAN FRIGATES (Conrad Waters) THE AUSTRALIAN BATHURST-CLASS MINESWEEPER CORVETTE (Mark Briggs) C 65 ACONIT: FRANCE'S PROTOTYPE OCEAN ESCORT (John Jordan) NAVAL BOOKS OF THE YEAR WARSHIP NOTES: · Italian Ship Medallions (Enrico Cernuschi) · The Royal Navy and 'National' Names (Kenneth Fraser) WARSHIP GALLERY The breaking-up of three iconic British warships, HM Ships Agincourt, New Zealand and Princess Royal, at Rosyth during 1923-25 (Aidan Dodson)The authoritative contributors, along with the sheer level of research that's clearly been undertaken, continue to make the annual editions of Warship a genuine and reliable source of information for anyone interested in naval history and current development trends.This is a book aimed at the specialist naval reader looking to extend the breadth of their knowledge in an enjoyable manner.For those interested in the history and development of world navies, it's an annual treat with high production standards.A superb collection of fascinating essays, beautifully presented and published this series never fails to deliver- and Jordan has already planned next year's edition! Very highly recommended.The book is handsomely produced and is extensively furnished with a large number of black and white photographs. It also benefits considerably from some unusually clear line drawings of ship layouts, equipment and charts, many of which have been drawn by the Editor. This was an enjoyable read, with informative articles written by authoritative contributors. Recommended!
John Jordan is a former teacher of modern languages. He is the author of two major books on the Soviet Navy, and has coauthored a series of books for Seaforth Publishing on the French Navy, of which the most recent are French Battleships of World War One (2017) and French Armoured Cruisers 1887-1932 (2019) with Philippe Caresse. John is also the sole author of Warships After Washington, published by Seaforth in 2011; a sequel, Warships After London, was published in autumn 2020. John has been associated with Warship from its earliest beginnings and took over the editorship in 2004.