A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI

Russell Phillips


A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI

A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI

  • Title: A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI
  • Author: Russell Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780992764807
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback



The Kaiserliche und Konigliche Kriegsmarine The Austro Hungarian Navy was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state aboard its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it During the war, this small but powerful fleet in being forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of tThe Kaiserliche und Konigliche Kriegsmarine The Austro Hungarian Navy was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state aboard its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it During the war, this small but powerful fleet in being forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of the Otranto Straits German and Austro Hungarian U boats ran riot in the Mediterranean even though the capital ships almost never left port.Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed listing of the ships that made up the KuK Kriegsmarine, its operations, and the unique problems this unusual fleet faced, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships built by landlocked Hungary.


Recent Comments "A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI"

[Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.]As the third book I have read by this author [1], there are some patterns that are clearly evident in this work that are present in the other books I have read. For one, this book deals with naval history (like much of the history about the Falklands War in another book of his), and for another this book is a collection of the naval vessels of the Austro-Hungarian fleet of 1914-1918, a subject so obscure [...]

This is one of the most difficult books I've ever reviewed. I won this book through the giveaway program, and it is not at all what I expected it would be. It basically is a manual of all Austro-Hungarian warships used in WWI, which is what the title says - minus the manual part. I was expecting more of a reading book whereas this is more of a reference book. Because of that I was tempted to rate it down, but Mr. Phillips shouldn't be faulted for my misunderstanding of the nature of this book. [...]

Well written and truly informative!


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