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  • 150 Jahre Schiffe für die Meere der Welt. Die Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft und ihr Weg in die Zukunft

    On 3rd of July 1872, a group of Flensburg businessmen met to create a completely new company for the time. They founded the Flensburg Shipbuilding Company, or FSG for short, with the aim of building „iron sailing and steamships“. From the very beginning, FSG produced the most modern and reliable ships of their time.

  • Albrecht Brandi – Der verkannte Brillantenträger der U-Bootwaffe

    As a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, Albrecht Brandi was one of the two most highly decorated commanders of the German submarine force and navy during the Second World War. For his reported sinking successes of three cruisers, 12 destroyers and 20 merchant ships with 116,100 GRT during the war, he was one of only 27 officers in the German Wehrmacht to receive this high military honour. It is therefore irritating that Albrecht Brandi’s military vita has so far only been reflected in booklet novels in the Landser series and other dubious publications. Much more remarkable, however, is the fact that after his early death in 1966, this impeccable, universally respected officer, who was revered by his crews, instead became the target of criticism and, in many cases, derision and ridicule in many publications about the U-boat war 1939-1945.
    After an introductory excursus on the practice of awarding the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and its further award levels in the submarine force, this work is the first to deal in detail with all of Albrecht Brandi’s enemy voyages as commander of the submarines U 617, U 380 and U 967. The author has succeeded in completely reconstructing and documenting all encounters with Allied air and naval forces on the basis of the surviving operational files. This includes the identification of all merchant and warship targets attacked by Brandi.
    In addition, the military curriculum vitae of Albrecht Brandi for the years 1935-1945, which is reproduced in the appendix, documents his service in the U-boat force for the first time in its entirety on the basis of previously unanalysed files. 10 colour route maps, numerous, mostly previously unpublished photos and an extensive appendix, including the officer appointments of the boats he commanded and facsimile prints of all torpedo firing reports for his attacks, round off the 260-page book.

  • Anatomy of the Ship: The Aircraft Carrier Hiryu

    Hiryu was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1930s. Her aircraft supported the Japanese invasion of French Indochina in mid-1940 and during the first month of the Pacific War, she took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Wake Island. She supported the conquest of the Dutch East Indies in January 1942 and her aircraft bombed Darwin, Australia, and continued to assist in the Dutch East Indies campaign. In April, Hiryu’s aircraft helped sink two British heavy cruisers and several merchant ships during the Indian Ocean raid.
    Drawing on new research and technology, this edition is the most comprehensive examination of Hiryu ever published. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-color 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs, and text on the building of the ship and a record of the ship’s service history.
    Technical Description
    Primary Views
    The Drawings:
    A General arrangements
    B Hull structure
    C Superstructure
    D Rig
    E Armament
    F Fittings
    G Aircraft
    H Boats

  • Anatomy of the Ship: The Battleship Scharnhorst

    The Kriegsmarine‘s Scharnhorst was a German capital ship, described either as a battleship or battlecruiser, and the lead ship of her class, which included one other ship, Gneisenau. She was launched on 3 October 1936 and completed in January 1939, armed with nine 28cm C/34 guns in three triple turrets. She operated with Gneisenau for much of the early portion of World War II, including sorties into the Atlantic to raid British merchant shipping. They took part in Operation Weserübung (April-June 1940), the German invasion of Norway, during which they sank the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escort destroyers Acasta and Ardent. Scharnhorst also sank HMS Rawalpindi in November 1939. In early 1943, Scharnhorst joined the Tirpitz in Norway to intercept Allied convoys to the Soviet Union. On a sortie from Norway to attack a convoy, the German force was intercepted by British ships and during the Battle of the North Cape (26 December 1943), HMS Duke of York and her escorts sank Scharnhorst. Most of her crew was lost.
    This is the most comprehensive examination of Scharnhorst ever published, drawing on new research and technology to tell the full story of the ship. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-colour 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs, and text on the building of the ship, as well as a record of her service history.

  • Anatomy of the Ship: The Destroyer USS Kidd

    Superbly illustrated with artwork of the ship through its career, reconstructions of deck layouts, and 3D illustrations of every detail of the ship from its rigging to its boats to its anchors, this book reconstructs and dissects the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Kidd, the most original survivor of the US Navy’s most famous class of World War II destroyers. Kidd fought throughout the Pacific War, in the Marshall Islands, Marianas, and Philippines campaigns. In early 1945, Kidd joined Task Force 58 for the invasion of Okinawa, and postwar served in the Korean War. Since 1982 USS Kidd has been a museum ship at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Drawing on Stefan Draminski’s new research and making the best use yet of his acclaimed 3D illustration techniques, this is the most comprehensive examination of USS Kidd ever published. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-color 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs, and a concise history of the ship’s construction and service.
    More than 500 line and 3D colour artworks.
    Table of Contents
    (Subject to confirmation)
    Section 1
    Technical Description
    Section 2
    Primary Views
    Section 3
    General Arrangements
    Hull Structure
    Fire Control

  • Atom-U-Boote der US Navy seit 1954

    In 1954, the USA achieved a technological milestone: with the NAUTILUS, the US Navy put the first nuclear-powered submarine in history into service. The flexibility of the new propulsion system revolutionised naval warfare, and the NAUTILUS and its successors became the model for hundreds of other ships worldwide.
    Today, the USA operates the largest submarine fleet in the world with around 70 units. In this book, naval expert and specialist author Lutz A. Kowalzick presents the nuclear-powered submarines of all classes in the US Navy, from their beginnings to the present day.
    With 204 illustrations.

  • Auf große Tiefe gegangen. Das Schicksal des Unterseebootes U 338 und seiner Besatzung 1942-1943

    Commissioned by Kapitänleutnant Manfred Kinzel on 25 June 1942, he led the boat on three enemy voyages in the North Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay.
    This book not only convinces with the almost complete research of the historical data and facts, but also offers suspense and drama from start to finish. It describes the life, struggle and death of a German submarine crew and thus a piece of naval war history that must not be forgotten.
    125 b/w pictures, 25 colour pictures, 8 colour illustrations, 9 b/w illustrations, curricula vitae/lifes of the officers.

  • Austro-Hungarian Mine Warfare and Auxiliary Vessels in WW I

    Beside fighting ships, all navies of the world have a number of auxiliary warships in their inventory, and the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal navy was no exception. In addition to the ships specially built for various purposes (repair ships, mother ships for torpedo boats and submarines, rescue ships, tugboats and yachts), a number of merchant ships were hired or requisitioned during the war to serve as auxiliaries for transport of personnel and material, as patrol and anti-submarine ships, gunboats or hospital ships. This book is dedicated to all these larger and smaller steamers, and to the mine warfare ships – minelayers and minesweepers – as well, whose actions were often forgotten, as the final book in the series on Austro-Hungarian warships in the First World War.
    In addition to the technical and historical data and ships´ fates after the First World War, the book also contains a number of photographs and drawings of most of the listed mine warfare, auxiliary, transport and hospital ships.
    With 168 pictures.

  • British Motor Coasters

    This important book documents the history of the British Motor Coaster. The opening chapter looks at the engines used to power these vessels and then moves on to record some of the pioneering motor ships built just before the First World War.
    The subsequent chapters take decades in history, from the 1930s, through the Second World War and just after, up to the final British-built motor ships of the very early 1990s. Several of the chapters have sub sections covering tanker vessels, whilst the size of the ships covered range from the tiny just under 100-ton coasters of the early years up to the near 5,000 tonners of the early 1980s. The text is enlived with the descriptive memories of men who worked on or with various of the craft mentioned and the book is illustrated throughout with a copious number of highly detailed ships’ plans, along with a selection of photographs showing some of the vessels at work.
    There is also a 16 page colour section illustrating a number of the ships described.
    Charles Waine is an acknowledged expert on coastal and short sea shipping, having self published a series of seminal books on the subject in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. This history of the British Motor Coaster fits well with these earlier volumes and is sure to find favour with maritime historians and ship modellers everywhere, as well as anyone with an interest in the story of the British coasting trade.

  • Collection 3D Warships: H-39, H-44. Les Projets de Cuirassés Allemands

    The H-Class is a six-unit battleship class of the German Kriegsmarine, which was started under the Z-Plan in 1939, but was never completed. The design of the battleship H envisaged five main developments, but the first H-39 version prevailed.
    The other versions reached their peak with the H-44 in 1944.
    The booklet contains colored 3D animations/computer drawings throughout and a 10-page introduction in French. It contrasts the H-39 with other battleships such as the Bismarck, the Richelieu, the Prince of Wales, the Yamato, the North Carolina and the Iowa in condensed tables.

  • Convoy Battles. U-Bootangriffe gegen die Geleitzüge U-boat attacks against the convoys

    The German U-boat campaign against Allied shipping, termed ‘The Battle of the Atlantic’ by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, was the longest continuous military operation during World War Two. It included numerous battles between Allied convoys and German U-boat groups sent out to interrupt the maritime lifelines between Britain and the rest of the world. However, with the art of operational history unjustly dismissed in historical circles for many decades, precise knowledge about the bitter fighting on the oceans is surprisingly incomplete even today. This book focuses on three exemplary convoy battles to tell their true stories, hour by hour, day by day, and to pay tribute to those who paid the utmost price in the fight against tyranny. The operations around Convoy S.C. 7 in 1940, Convoy S.C. 118 in 1943 and the combined convoy J.W. 66 R.A. 66 just days before the end.
    Some b/w and colored drawings, technical drawings and b/w pictures.

  • Dampfer unter dem Doppeladler. Handelsschiffe und Reedereien in der Habsburgermonarchie

    The merchant navy of the eastern Adriatic before 1918 is a largely unknown but incredibly diverse subject area in the history of the monarchy. Shipping companies such as Österreichischer Lloyd, the transatlantic Austro-Americana, the Royal Hungarian Adriatic or the Levante, which travelled as far as Australia, played a role in the foreign trade and international presence of the Habsburg multi-ethnic state that should not be underestimated. A large number of smaller, often only locally known companies were active in coastal shipping, which maintained a regular transport infrastructure and brought excursionists to Abbazia, Brijuni and other tourist destinations.
    This book is an overview of the civil shipping industry in the Monarchy, offering for the first time a cross-section of fleets, company histories and technical and economic data in pictures and texts.
    With numerous b/w and colour illustrations.

  • Das deutsche Flugzeugträgerprojekt Graf Zeppelin entsteht

    For the first time, the author details the development process of the aircraft carrier project in Germany in the thirties and compares the results achieved with the foreign aircraft carriers of the time. The construction of the Graf Zeppelin is described in detail and evaluated. He also elaborates on the aircraft provided for the carriers and their subsequent use. The work developed over decades of research.


  • Das kurze Leben des U-Bootkommandanten Eberhard Hoffmann Von d. Gorch Fock u. d. Kreuzer Karlsruhe zum Untergang des U 451

    From sailor to submarine commander.
    The life of a young man from sailor in 1933 to submarine commander in 1940 can be traced on his voyages above and below the sea.
    Eberhard Hoffmann’s handwritten logbooks take us on the maiden voyage of the popular Gorch Fock to the Baltic Sea and on a world-round trip with the cruiser Karlsruhe.
    The cruiser’s goodwill tour led through the Suez Canal to Sri Lanka, on to Australia, Hawaii, along the west coast of the USA, through the Panama Canal, to New York and back home.
    On both ships he undergoes the hard training as a sea cadet. His military career continued with the coastal reconnaissance aircraft and ended in the war with the rank of corvette captain.
    With 30 pictures.

  • Der Seekrieg in der Adria 1914-1918

    Maritime operations in the Mediterranean and Adriatic during the First World War were sometimes considered and described in Anglo-American and German history books as secondary, although they were important not only for the states that lay on their coasts, but also for the fate of the great empires whose maritime traffic passed through these areas.
    The constant competition between the British Royal Navy and the then still new German Imperial Navy, whose emergence and rapid development posed a challenge to Great Britain as ruler of the seas, attracted attention to the operations in the North Sea and overshadowed events on other seas.
    In addition to the operations on the Adriatic Sea, some important operations in the Mediterranean, the Aegean, the Dardanelles and the Sea of Marmara are briefly described here, because they tied up numerous ships of the Entente and prevented their work on the Adriatic, which facilitated the situation of the Austro-Hungarian Navy.
    With 374 b/w pictures.

  • Deutsche Grosse Kreuzer und Panzerkreuzer

    From a total of fifteen Large Cruisers of the German Imperial Navy, six vessels were large cruisers protected by an armored deck only, with other nine being armored cruisers. From the latter category two prototypes were built, followed by three series of two ships each, and by one final single vessel, that represented the zenith of this type built for the Imperial Navy. Six oldest protected cruisers were removed from the frontline service early in the WW I, but from nine armored cruisers six were sunk during the war, with two best-known – Scharnhorst and Gneisenau – being lost in the South Atlantic, and the newest armored cruiser – Blücher – during a battle in the North Sea, also fighting against a more powerful adversary, the battlecruisers.
    The already well-known maritime author Zvonimir Freivogel is in this richly illustrated book describing the development of the German and foreign armored cruisers as well, the vessels that were having their zenith in the late 19th and early 20th Century, to be made obsolete by the battlecruisers. In addition to the overview of technical data of the German Large Cruisers (from Kaiserin Augusta to Blücher), their less-known missions, as they also took part at international Missions, and their training cruises on all World´s oceans before the WW I are listed in detail, together with the operations executed during the war and with their final fates.
    With 221 illustrations.

  • Deutsche Kriegsreedereien in der Sowjetunion 1942 – 1945 Weitergeführt v. Karl-Heinz Jockel u. Vladislav Zhdanov

    The publication concentrates on the presentation of the German war shipping companies and their transport space in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union and the Black Sea. With the help of further Russian sources by the editors, many details from the author’s existing book manuscript could be clarified, supplemented or corrected. Previously unpublished footage complements the detailed list of floating units.
    Many b/w pictures, tables and maps.

  • Deutsche Kriegsschiffe – Spezial- und Sonderentwicklungen bis 1945

    Without the numerous specialised and special ships, the operations of the large naval units would not have been possible in WWI and WW II. The service of the fleet escorts, the workshop ships, the target ships, the transport ships and the numerous other auxiliary and special ships mainly took place behind the scenes. They were rarely involved in spectacular events and combat missions, and thus hardly ever appear in the news.
    This book uses selected examples to provide a brief overview of the fleet’s countless helpers.
    With 275 pictures.

  • Deutsche Kriegsschiffe -Das kaiserliche Ostasien-Geschwader 1859-1914

    Because Imperial Germany wanted to become a world power, it tried to be present on all the world’s oceans and to acquire colonies. The naval units should protect them, enforce claims and show strength. They did not always have pure representational measures, as the Boxer Rebellion proves.
    In this new publication, naval expert Hans Karr dedicates himself to Germany’s maritime colonial history. He describes the foreign cruisers and stations, the naval base Tsingtau, the East Asian cruiser squadron from 1897 to 1914 and its ships of the Asian and Australian stations.