WWI Naval Bibliography

"Naval Actions" - Books (English)

Escape of the German Ships Goeben and Breslau, 1914

  • Miller, Geoffrey Superior Force - the conspiracy behind the escape of Goeben and Breslau
    Part of a trilogy, the other volumes being Straits and British Naval Policy in the Mediterranean, 1900-1914(courtesy of the author himself, Geoffrey Miller (manorhouse@clara.co.uk))

    Coronel and the Falkands

  • Bennett, Geoffrey Coronel and the Falklands
    The Macmillan Company, 1962
    Details von Spee's greatest victory and ultimately his gallant defeat (courtesy of Robert Saldarelli (rjs686@caninet.com)).


  • Moorehead, Alan Gallipoli
    Andre Deutsch, 1989
    (courtesy of Gordon Smith (gordon.smith4@virgin.net) )
  • Penn, Geoffrey Fisher, Churchill and the Dardanelles
    Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Leo Cooper, 1999.
    (courtesy of Steve McLaughlin).


  • Carpenter, Captain A. F. B. The Blocking of Zeebrugge
    Herbert Atkins Limited, London 1921.
    "With an introduction by Admiral Earl Beatty and an appreciation by Marshal Foch and Rear Admiral Sims USN." (courtesy of Peter Hore (Peterhore@btinternet.com)
  • Warner, Philip The Zeebrugge Raid
    William Kimber, 1978
    (courtesy of Gordon Smith (gordon.smith4@virgin.net) )

    German Assault on Moon and Oesel, October 1917

  • Barrett, Michael The First German Joint Operation: the Invasion of Oesel, Moon and Dagoe, October 1917
    Carlisle Barracks, U.S. Army War College, 1991.
    (courtesy of Mike Yared (mike_yared@hotmail.com))
  • Barrett, Michael Operation Albion
    Indiana University Press, 2008.

    Halifax Explosion, 6 December 1917

  • Armstrong, John Griffith The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy
    University of British Columbia Press, 2002.
    Mandatory reading for anyone wanting to learn about the Explosion and the inquiries that followed, based on extensive archival research in the records from all the various Canadian government bodies.

    Scuttling of the German Fleet, 1919 + Subsequent Salvage

  • George, S. C. Jutland to Junkyard
    Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1973
    An account of the raising of the High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow. Well illustrated, many photos (courtesy of Robert Saldarelli (rjs686@caninet.com)).
    This book has been recently reprinted, and Ian Buxton notes:
    "Neither of these books however is completely accurate on names, dates, costs and final disposal of raised ships and salvage craft". Unless George has updated his book ... then that still holds true."
  • van der Vat, Dan The Grand Scuttle
    Naval Institute Press, 1986.
    A well-researched and unbiased account of the sinking.

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    Last Updated: 23 October, 2008.