WW2 Navies

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

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


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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 War Two—running from 1939 to 1945 and consisting of the Allied…

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The German Navy in World War 2

The following article is an excerpt from The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. In the 1920s and early 1930s, the head of the modern German fleet, Admiral Erich Raeder kept his distance from Hitler until he came to power. His first impression of…

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U.S. Coast Guard History

The following article on U.S. Coast Guard History is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  With the longest unbroken service of all American armed forces, Coast Guard history traces its ancestry to the Revenue Marine of 1790, and after a series…

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The US Navy in WW2

The following article on the US Navy in World War Two (US Navy WW2) is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  On VJ-Day in September 1945, the U.S. Navy boasted 408 surface combatants, 110 aircraft carriers, 203 submarines, and some ninety…

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WW2 Navies: Strength on the Seas

The following article on WW2 navies is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  WW2 navies represented the combined seapower of all nations involved, whether Axis or Allied. A proper sense of the strength of WW2 navies can be ascertained if we…

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German Navy During World War Two

The following article on the German Navy during World War Two is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Admiral Erich Raeder, chief of the navy, was a competent officer who recognized the need for Germany to conduct a successful war at…

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