Author Results for Aidan Dodson

Book Review-‘ Warship 2020’ by J. Jordan (ed.),

By Aidan Dodson

Had formal numbering not been dropped in 2016, this would be volume 42 of the annual Warship. It has long since become the premier English-language periodical for the history of warships of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, having long since implicitly shed its original remit of also embracing the fighting ships of the age of […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review-‘British Town Class Cruisers: Design, development and performance, Southampton and Belfast classes’ by C. Waters

By Aidan Dodson

Between 1937 and 1939 the Royal Navy commissioned ten cruisers armed with a dozen 6-inch guns and named after British cities. Originally to be named after mythological beings and dubbed the Minotaur class, they then became the Southampton and ‘Improved Southampton’/Belfast classes but, especially after the loss of the name-ship, have regularly been dubbed the […] Read More

Filed under: WW2 | Post WW2
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review-‘Allied Coastal Forces, vol. 1: Fairmile Designs and US Submarine Chasers’ by J. Lambert and A. Ross

By Aidan Dodson

Before his death in 2016, John Lambert had published, in conjunction with Al Ross, two of the volumes of a planned trilogy on vessels of the Allied coastal forces, which appeared respectively in 1990 and 1993 from Conway Maritime Press; the third volume never appeared, although investigations are being made as to whether sufficient material […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | WW2
Subjects include: Weapons

Book Review-‘British Naval Weapons of World War Two: The John Lambert Collection, vol. 1: Destroyer Weapons’ by N. Friedman (ed.)

By Aidan Dodson

John Lambert died in 2016, having produced a significant number of works on naval history, including an unfinished study of Allied coastal forces (the reprint of the first volume of which is reviewed in the present issue). His principal project still ‘on the stocks’ was an encyclopedia of weapons carried by British warships of destroyer […] Read More

Filed under: WW2
Subjects include: Weapons

Book Review-‘The Last British Battleship: HMS ‘Vanguard’ 1946–1960 ‘by R. A. Burt

By Aidan Dodson

This book is in many ways an ‘appendix’ to the same author’s series of volumes on British battleships, originally published by Arms and Armour Press from 1985, and redesigned, reprinted and on occasion to a degree retitled in more recent years by Seaforth. Reviewers of the book which appeared as British Battleships 1919–1945 in 2013 […] Read More

Filed under: WW2 | Post WW2
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review-‘British Naval Weapons of World War Two: The John Lambert Collection, vol. 2, Escort and minesweeper weapons’ by N. Friedman (ed.)

By Aidan Dodson

This volume represents the second of two publishing drawings left behind by the late John Lambert, who died in 2016. The first volume covered weapons installed in British destroyers; the present one covers principally those of escort vessels and minesweepers. It additionally includes a group of drawings of a number of weapons employed in larger […] Read More

Filed under: WW2
Subjects include: Weapons

Book Review-‘French Armoured Cruisers 1887–1932’ by J. Jordan and P. Caresse

By Aidan Dodson

This is the first book in any language dedicated to the armoured cruisers of the French navy, and as such fills a significant gap in the literature. It forms the latest of a series of books by John Jordan in collaboration with various French colleagues, covering French warship-types, and is uniform with them in design […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies