This book tells, in non-technical language, how the British Navy contributed to the development of naval radar in World War 2. Addressed to the general reader, it tells not only the technical story in simple terms, but also of the operational use of shipborne radar at sea - for warning, for fire control, for fighter direction, for navigation, in all theatres of war - and particularly about the people who designed and fitted the equipment, and those who used it at sea.
Setting the scene; 1935-39: the beginnings of the navy's radar; 1939-40: the phoney war - but not at sea; 1940: Norway and the fall of France; 1941: Matapan and the sinking of the Bismarck; 1941: the battle of the Atlantic and Pearl Harbor; 1942: Malta convoys, and the invasion of North Africa; 1943: Sicily, Salerno and the sinking of the Scharnhorst; 1944: Normandy, before and after; 1945: the end of the war; wartime projects postwar; radar in the wartime navy - a summing-up. Epilogue: 40 years on - Admiral Sir Jeremy Black.
Series: Royal Navy in World War 2
Number Of Pages: 383
Published: 8th February 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1