Title:German Warships 1815-1945 - Volume 2 - U-Boats and Mine Warfare Vessels
This is the English translation of the standard work on German naval vessels. Groner's highly regarded book is, quite simply, the most detailed and authoritative reference book ever published on the subject. It provides data on the design, construction, dimensions, machinery and armament, and comments on the performance, seakeeping, and service history for around 10,000 ships and craft. Although Groner died in 1965 his work has been continued, amended and bastly expanded by Dieter Jung and Martin Maass, who were able to use documentation sequestered by the Allies in 1945 and not available for the first edition. The result is greater depth of detail (particularly regarding fates), reliable figures, and a broader range of coverage, which now reaches down to the smallest auxiliary. The illustration, which has been the subject of almost as much original research as the text, consists entirely of constant-scale line drawings of every ship for which sufficient information is available (even uncompleted designs), often including deck views as well as sheer plans, and where necessary significant modifications...
Second hand Hardback