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Author Sumida, Jon Tetsuro, 1949-
Title In Defence of Naval Supremacy : Finance, Technology, and British Naval Policy 1889-1914.
Imprint New York : Naval Institute Press, 2014.

Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Technology and state -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Military policy.
Description 1 online resource (407 pages)
Summary Sumida presents a provocative and authoritative revisionist history of the origins, nature and consequences of the ""Dreadnought Revolution"" of 1906. Based on intensive and extensive archival research, the book strives to explain vital financial and technical matters which enable readers to observe the complex interplay of fiscal, technical, strategic, and personal factors that shaped the course of British naval decision-making during the critical quarter century that preceded the outbreak of the First World War.
Contents Table of Contents; List of Figures and Schematic Diagrams; Preface to the Naval Institute Press Edition ; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations ; Introduction to the Paperback Edition ; PART I: 1889-1906; 1. The Strategy of Numerical Superiority: Naval Rivalry and Financial Crisis, 1889-1904; 1. State Finance and Pre-industrial British Naval Power; 2. The Industrial Revolution and British Naval Supremacy ; 3. Technology, Finance, and British Naval Expansion ; 4. The Naval Defence Act and Spencer Program ; 5. Technological Change, Colonial War, and Financial Retrenchment.
2. The Strategy of Qualitative Superiority: Sir John Fisher and Technological Radicalism, 1904-19061. Introduction: Sir John Fisher and Dreadnought; 2. Speed and Capital Ship Design ; 3. Development of Big-Gun Technology and Technique ; 4. The All-Big-Gun Armoured Cruiser; 3. The Conception and Initial Development of the Pollen Fire Control System, 1900-1906; 1. Introduction ; 2. Pollen and Fire Control, 1903-1906; PART II: 1906-1914; 4. Conflict: The Fisher Strategy Disrupted, 1906-1908; 1. The Effect of the Dreadnought to British Naval Finance.
2. The Vicissitudes of the Pollen System, 1906-19085. Confusion: Fire Control and Capital Ship Design, 1908-1909; 1. The Gunnery Muddle, 1908-1909; 2. Fuher and the Battle Cruiser, 1908-1909; 3. Gunnery Progress and Disaster, 1908-1909; 6. Compromise: Financial Revolution and Technological Reaction, 1909-1914; 1. Radical Finance and Dominion Aid ; 2. The Vagaries of Fire Control ; 3. "The Romance of Design": Fisher and the Battle Cruiser, 1910-1914; Epilogue; 1. Fisher and Pollen at War, August 1914-May 1916; 2 The Gun in Battle, 1914-1916; 3. Reaction, Remedy, and Postscript ; Conclusion.
Appendix List of Sources ; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781612514819 (electronic bk.)
1612514812 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 871776064
Additional Format Print version: 9781591148036