WWI Naval Warfare Books

Russian language books

Corsary glubin

by - Thomas, Lowell
(Raiders of the Deep)
1940, Voenno-Morskoe Izdatelstvo NKMF SSSR, Moskva
Hardcover, 142 pages, no maps, no photos
Mr. Thomas wrote this book in the early 1920s, traveling to Germany to interview many of the U-boat skippers and crews from the Kaiser's U-boat fleet. It's written in a "Boys Own" style and conveys a real sense of excitement and adventure with every page. There are stories of surface gun battles with Q ships, the campaigns against the U.S. east coast in 1918, the sinking of several British battleships off Gallipoli, the hair-raising exploits of the Flanders Flotilla, and many more stories of torpedo malfunctions and unbelievably lucky escapes, e.g., "the torpedo that jumped over a boat." This abridged volume was translated from the English by Captain 1r. Zdan-Pushkin.
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Germanskaia podvodnaia voina 1914-1918

by - Gibson, Richard Henry
(The German submarine war 1914-1918)
1935, Gos. voen. isd. Narkomata oborony SSSR
314 pages
Analysis of the submarine war from the British point of view, detailing all the German submarines, fates, commanders, sinking locations, postwar fates, etc.
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Germanskie podvodnye lodki voiny 1914-1918

by - Gaier, A.
(German submarines 1914-1918)
1998, Zitadel, St. Petersburg
Paperback, 88 pages, b&w photos, diagrams
Only 800 copies of this book were printed.

Korabli otechestva

by - Berezhnoy, S.S.
(Ships of the Fatherland: Submarines 1903-1917)
Podvodniye lodki 1903-1917, Part I
1996, ATF Kharkov
Paperback, 64 pages, tens of drawings and (blurry) photos
A manual of the Imperial Russian subs, with all classes covered with at least a silhouette and data, with detailed ships histories and WW1 operational histories.

Korabli otechestva

by - Berezhnoy, S.S.
(Ships of the Fatherland: Submarines Of The I Through IX bis Series)
Podvodniye lodki I-IX bis serii, Part II
1997, ATF Kharkov
Paperback, 44 pages, many (excellent) drawings and (blurry) photos
A manual of the Soviet pre-war subs, with all classes covered with a detailed drawing and data, with detailed ships histories.

Na podvodnoi lodke

by - Hashagen, Ernst
(On a submarine: Off the British shore, 1914-1918)
U beregov Anglii, 1914-1918
1937, Gos. voen. isd. Narkomata oborony SSSR
216 pages
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Na podvodnoi lodke v 1916 godu

by - Lieutenant Vedi
(On a submarine in 1916)
1997, Citadel, Sankt-Peterburg
48 pages
Reprint of the brochure issued in 1917 in St-Petersburg. The author, hidden under the pseudonym Lieutenant Vedi (or Lieutenant Victor - English equivalent of flag signal name) is Lieutenant V.A. Poderni, Torpedo Officer of submarine Volk (Wolf). This reissue contains photos of Russian WWI submarines, and a preface by E.P. Ignatyev, member of the Russian Society of Archive Historians.

Ocherki po bor'be s podvodnymi lodkami

by - Travinichev, A.
(Notes on submarine warfare: World War I)
imperialisticheskaia voina 1914-1918
1938, Gos. voen. isd. Narkomata oborony SSSR
197 pages, maps

Razvitie metodov operatsij podvodnykh lodok v vojne 1914-1918 na osnovnykh morskikh teatrakh

by - Shtal', A.V.
(Development of submarine tactics 1914-1918 in the major naval theaters)
1936, Gos. voen. isd. Narkomata oborony SSSR
216 pages


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