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United States Naval History: A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 1

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Armament


Brewington, Marion V. "American Naval Guns, 1775-1785." American Neptune 3 (January 1943): 11- 18, 148-158.

Canfield, Eugene B. Civil War Naval Ordnance. Washington: GPO, 1969. 24 pp.

Chinn, George N. The Machine Gun: History, Evolution and Development of Manual, Automatic and Airborne Repeating Weapons. Washington: 1951-55. 4 vols.

Duncan, Robert C. America's Use of Sea Mines. Silver Spring, Md.: U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1962. 173 pp.

Fisher, Charles R. "The Great Guns of the Navy, 1797-1843." American Neptune 36 (October 1976): 276-295.

Friedman, Norman. The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 509 pp.

Lists and describes all the world's naval guns, missiles, torpedoes, and their targeting and guidance systems.

-----. U.S. Naval Weapons: Every Gun, Missile, Mine and Torpedo Used by the U.S. Navy From 1883 to the Present Day. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1982. 287 pp.

Gilkerson, William. Boarders Away, With Steel: The Edged Weapons and Polearms of the Classical Age of Fighting Sail, 1626-1826, Tracing Their Development in the Navies of England and Northern Europe Through That of the United States. Lincoln, R.I.: Andrew Mowbray, 1991. 160 pp.

Gray, Edwyn. The Devil's Device: Robert Whitehead and the History of the Torpedo. Rev. and updated ed. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. 310 pp.

Green, Constance (McLaughlin), and Milton Lomask. Vanguard: A History. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1971. 308 pp.

Hartmann, Gregory K., with Sean C. Trover. Weapons that Wait: Mine Warfare in the U.S. Navy. Updated ed. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. 345 pp.

Jane's Weapon Systems. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969/70- .

Annual publication containing technical data on the weapon systems of the world's armed service.

Johnson, Ellis A., and David A. Katcher. Mines Against Japan. Silver Spring, Md.: Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1973. 313 pp.

Lott, Arnold S. Most Dangerous Sea: A History of Mine Warfare and an Account of U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Operations in World War II and Korea. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1959. 322 pp.

MacKenzie, Donald, and Graham Spinardi. "The Shaping of Nuclear Weapon System Technology: U.S. Fleet Ballistic Missile Guidance and Navigation." I: "From Polaris to Poseidon." Social Studies of Science 18 (August 1988): 419-463; II: "'Going for Broke'-The Path to Trident II." 18 (November 1988): 581- 624.

Awarded the U.S. Navy History Prize by the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation for the best article on the history of the United States Navy published in 1988.

Melia, Tamara M. "Damn the Torpedoes": A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777- 1991. Contributions to Naval History Series, No. 4. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1991. 209 pp.

Peterson, Harold L. Notes on Ordnance of the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Washington: American Ordnance Assn., 1959. 20 pp.

Polmar, Norman. Strategic Weapons: An Introduction. Rev. ed. National Strategic Information Center. Strategy Papers, No. 38. New York: Crane, Russack, 1982. 176 pp.

Pope, Dudley. Guns: From the Invention of Gunpowder to the 20th Century. New York: Delacorte Press, 1965. 254 pp.

Rankin, Robert H. Small Arms of the Sea Services: A History of the Firearms and Edged Weapons of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard From the Revolution to the Present. New Milford, Conn.: N. Flayderman, 1972. 227 pp.

Reilly, John C., Jr. The Bronze Guns of Leutze Park, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1980. 78 pp.

-----. The Iron Guns of Willard Park: Washington Navy Yard. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1991. 107 pp.

Robertson, Frederick L. The Evolution of Naval Armament. London: Constable, 1921. 307 pp.

Roland, Alex. Underwater Warfare in the Age of Sail. Bloomington: Univ. of Indiana Press, 1978. 237 pp.

Sapolsky, Harvey M. The Polaris System Development: Bureaucratic and Programmatic Success in Government. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1972. 261 pp.

Tucker, Spencer. Arming the Fleet: U.S. Navy Ordnance in the Muzzle-Loading Era. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1988. 308 pp.

Willmott, H. P. Sea Warfare: Weapons, Tactics and Strategy. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1982. 165 pp.

Winter, Frederick R. U.S. Naval Handguns, 1808-1911. Lincoln, R.I.: Andrew Mowbray, 1990. 127 pp.