Author Results for David Hobbs

Book Review-‘Sighted Sub – Sank Same: The United States Navy’s air campaign against the U-boat’ by A. C. Care

By David Hobbs

The Battle of the Atlantic has been the focus of attention for many historians and the subject’s historiography is a wide and complex one. The International Naval Conference held in Liverpool in 1993 to mark the 50th anniversary of the battle’s turning point in favour of the Allies was probably the largest assembly of historians […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Submarines

Book Review-‘The Royal Navy WASP: An operational and retirement history’ by L. Jerram-Croft and T. Martin

By David Hobbs

The Westland Wasp was the first manned helicopter in any of the world’s navies designed specifically for operation from small flight decks on frigates and destroyers. It served operationally with the Royal Navy between 1963 and 1988 and achieved export success with the navies of New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brazil. […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2
Subjects include: Naval Aviation

Book Review-‘Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944–1945’ by W. Heinrichs and M. Gallicchio

By David Hobbs

The focus of this book is on military operations in what became the final year of the Pacific War, from the late spring of 1944 until the Japanese surrender in August 1945. For much of this time the United States’ Joint Chiefs of Staff had to assume that fighting would continue into 1946, and that […] Read More

Filed under: WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Naval Aviation | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review – ‘Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?: A case study of the British debate about maritime air power in the 1960s’ by Gjert Lage Dyndal

By David Hobbs

This is the sixth in a series of studies by the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, which draw on the expertise and wider networks of the Defence Studies Department of King’s College, London. The author is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Norwegian Air Force and Dean of Academics at the Royal Norwegian Air […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Naval Aviation | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Note: The Royal Navy’s First Manned Aircraft Project

By David Hobbs

The centenary of the construction of the first airship by the Royal Navy is commemorated in this Note.  Vickers were awarded the contract, and HMS Hermes adapted as the first aircraft carrier. The newly discovered alloy, duralumin, was used. New inventions were also used for the design, fabric, glue and the countless other features required […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Naval Aviation