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From Torpedoes to Aviation [electronic resource] : Washington IIrving Chambers & Technological Innovation in the New Navy 1876 to 1913 / Stephen K. Stein.

Author/Creator:
Stein, Stephen K.
Publication:
Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (270 p.)
Subjects:
Naval art and science -- Technological innovations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Naval art and science -- Technological innovations -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Navy -- Officers -- Biography.
Chambers, Washington Irving, 1856-1934.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The central figure in the modernization of the U.S. Navy. The career of Washington Irving Chambers spans a formative period in the development of the United States Navy: He entered the Naval Academy in the doldrum years of obsolete, often rotting ships, and left after he had helped like-minded officers convince Congress and the public of the need to adopt a new naval strategy built around a fleet of technologically advanced battleships. He also laid the groundwork for naval aviation and the important role it would play in the modern navy. This work covers Chambers's e
Contents:
Introduction
The Naval Academy
Early cruises
The Greely relief expedition
The Nicaraguan survey
The Office of Naval Intelligence
The New York Navy Yard
The Petrel and the Atlanta
The Naval War College
The Minneapolis and the Bureau of Ordnance
Policing an empire
Torpedoes, dreadnoughts, and the General Board
The Caribbean and the Bureau of Ordnance
The beginnings of naval aviation
Building naval aviation
Retired.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p [235]-255) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8173-8105-8
OCLC:
183297609
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