WW2 Navies

Scroll down to see articles on the navies of Axis and Allied forces in World War Two


U-505: The German Submarine Captured in 1944

U-505: The German Submarine Captured in 1944

The following article on the U-505 is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In June 1944 USS Guadalcanal’s (CVE-60)...
Battle of Midway: Japan’s Navy Suffers a Mortal Wound

Battle of Midway: Japan’s Navy Suffers a Mortal Wound

The following article on the Battle of Midway is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Battle of Midway was a decisive blow...
The Battle of the Coral Sea: The Debut of Aircraft Carriers

The Battle of the Coral Sea: The Debut of Aircraft Carriers

The following article on the Battle of the Coral Sea is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Battle of the Coral Sea was...
War in the Pacific: American Naval Strategy in WW2

War in the Pacific: American Naval Strategy in WW2

The following article on war in the Pacific during World War Two is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In December 1941 the...
HMS Avenger and Dasher

HMS Avenger and Dasher

The following article on the HMS Avenger and Dasher is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. As the Guadalcanal campaign peaked...
HMS Audacity: The Royal Navy’s Jack-of-all-Ships

HMS Audacity: The Royal Navy’s Jack-of-all-Ships

The following article on the HMS Audacity is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Probably no warship had a more varied career...
Escort Carrier Program

Escort Carrier Program

The following article on the escort carrier program is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Among the miracles of production in...

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Bismarck Battleship — The Terror of the Nazi Fleet

Bismarck Battleship — The Terror of the Nazi Fleet

The following article on the Bismarck Battleship is an excerpt from The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The Bismarck Battleship was the first Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi...
Battle of the North Cape — The North Sea Clash

Battle of the North Cape — The North Sea Clash

The following article on the Battle of the North Cape is an excerpt from The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The Battle of the North Cape — a naval battle of critical importance in the...
Battle of the Atlantic — Two Blockades Clash

Battle of the Atlantic — Two Blockades Clash

The following article on the Battle of the Atlantic is an excerpt from The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The Battle of the Atlantic existed throughout nearly all the duration of World...
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