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A ‘Fighting Cruiser’ to Hunt ‘the German Greyhounds’: The Origins of HMS Invincible Revisited

Matthew S. Seligmann

in The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Following the Cunard agreement, a feeling emerged in the Admiralty that countering fast German liners with even faster British ones might not be an effective policy. Liners were very vulnerable ... More


The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book examines the way in which the prospect of a wartime German assault on British seaborne commerce influenced the development of British naval policy in the run up to the First World War. It ... More


The North Sea Guard

David G. Morgan-Owen

in The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805199
eISBN:
9780191843297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805199.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between 1903 and 1907 the Admiralty had recognized that preventing a German invasion of the British Isles was likely to prove more problematic than is often accepted. These fears increased ... More


The German Threat

David G. Morgan-Owen

in The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805199
eISBN:
9780191843297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805199.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Admiralty had been confident in the Navy’s ability to prevent a French invasion prior to 1903. Thereafter, however, it quickly became apparent that Germany posed a fundamentally different ... More


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