Seaforth World Naval Review (Hardback)
For over a decade this annual has provided an authoritative summary of all that has happened in the naval world in the previous twelve months, combining regional surveys with one-off major articles on noteworthy new ships and other important developments. Besides the latest warship projects, it also looks at wider issues of significance to navies, such as aviation and weaponry, and calls on expertise from around the globe to give a balanced picture of what is going on and to interpret its significance.
This year’s edition has a strong American emphasis with one of the Fleet Reviews dedicated to the US Navy, and the latest of the in-depth ‘Significant Ships’ series covering the US Navy’s iconic Nimitz class aircraft carriers, now approaching half a century of service. Other ‘Significant Ships’ include New Zealand’s new logistic support ship Aotearoa, and France’s Suffren class nuclear attack submarines. Technological subjects range from the currently very topical issue of Hypersonic Weapons by Norman Friedman to the Royal Navy’s Technological Transformation Programme, as well as David Hobbs’ regular review of naval aviation which this year takes in an anlysis of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s worldwide CSG21 deployment.
Firmly established as the only annual naval overview of its type, World Naval Review is essential reading for anyone – whether enthusiast or professional – interested in contemporary maritime affairs.