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Main Fleet to Okinawa

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter describes Admiral Sir Bernard Rawlings, Commander of the British Pacific Fleet; Admiral Sir Philip Vian; the composition of the British Pacific Fleet; the enhanced ... More


Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Siege of Yorktown — the military engagement that ended the American Revolutionary War — would not have been possible without the French fleet's major strategic victory in the Battle of the ... More


British Shipping from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

Sarah Palmer

in International Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: The Comparative Dimension

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973893472
eISBN:
9781786944573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893472.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay charts the considerable decline of the British shipping industry in the twentieth century. Sarah Palmer demonstrates that growing distance between shipowners and shipbuilders; tremendous ... More


Dreams of Sindh and the Sea

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses the activities of the British in Sindh and the Punjab's desire to extend their empire to the sea. The Punjab experienced a period of military inactivity, which they used to do ... More


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