This page contains a collection of references I have used, and works I suggest as further reading. As always, it will keep growing!


Altoff, Gerry T. “Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie.” Michigan Historical Review 14, no 2 (Fall, 1988): 25-57.

Bauer, K. Jack. “Naval Shipbuilding Programs1794-1860.” Society for Military History 29, no 1 (Spring, 1965): 29-40.

Calderhead, William L. “U.S.F. Constellation in the War of 1812 - An Accidental Fleet-in-Being.” Military Affairs 40, no 2 (April, 1976): 79-83.

Coffey, J.I. “Toward The Navy of the Future.” Military Affairs, 31, no. 1 (Spring, 1967): 17-25.

Coles, Michael. “Earnest King and the British Pacific Fleet: The Conference at Quebec, 1944 (“Octagon”).” Journal of Military History 65, No. 1 (January, 2001).

Courtenay, William. “The Pacific Theater of Operations.” The Geographical Journal 105, No. 3/4 (March-April, 1945).

Davis, T. Frederick. “U.S.S. Peacock in the War of 1812: A Fight off the Florida East Coast.” The Florida Historical Quarterly 16, no 4 (April, 1938): 231-241.

Enright, Joseph, and James Ryan. Sea Assault. St. Martin's Paperbacks. 1985.

Gallagher, Michael G. “China’s Illusory Threat to the South China Sea.” International Security 19, no 1 (Summer, 1994): 169-194.

Glosney, Michael A. “Strangulation from the Sea: A PRC Submarine Blockade of Taiwan.” International Security 28, no 4 (Spring, 2004): 125-160.

Goldenberg, Joseph A. “The Royal Navy’s Blockade in New England Waters, 1812-1815.” The International History Review 6, no 3 (August, 1984): 424-439.

Goldstein, Lyle and William Murray. “Undersea Dragons: China’s Maturing Submarine Force.” International Security 28, no 4 (Spring, 2004): 161-196.

Grove, Eric, ed. Great Battles of the Royal Navy: As Commemorated in the Gunroom, Britannia Naval War College, Dartmouth. Arms and Armour Press, 1994.

Gray, Edwyn. Operation Pacific : The Royal Navy's war against Japan, 1941_1945. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1990.

Gueritz, E.F. “Nelson’s Blood: Attitudes and Actions of the Royal Navy 1939-45.” Journal of Contemporary History 16, No.3 (July, 1981).

Hara, Tameichi. Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway - The Great Naval Battles as Seen Through Japanese Eyes. Translated by Fred Saito and Roger Pineau. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. 1967.

Harrington, Ralph. “‘The Mighty Hood’: Navy, Empire, War at Sea and the British National Imagination, 1920-60.” Journal of Contemporary History 38, No. 2 (April, 2003).

Herman, Arthur. To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2004.

Hone, Trent. “The evolution of Fleet Tactical Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1922-1941.” The Journal of Military History 67, No. 4 (October, 2003).

Howarth, David. Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch. Reprint, Gloucestershire: The Windrush Press. 1998.

Huebner, Jon W. “The Abortive Liberation of Taiwan.” The China Quarterly, 110 (June, 1987): 256-275.

Hume, Edgar Erskine. “Letters Written During the War of 1812 by the British Naval Commander in American Waters (Admiral Sir David Milne).” The William and Mary Quarterly Second Series, 10, no 4 (October, 1930): 279-301.

Kastor, Peter J. “Toward “the Maritime War Only”: The Question of Naval Mobilization, 1811-1812.” The Journal of Military History 61, no 3 (July, 1997): 455-480.

Kepler, J.S. The Effects of the Battle of Sluys upon the Administration of English Naval Impressment, 1340-1343.” Speculum 77 (Jan, 1973): 70-77.

Lambert, Nicholas. “Strategic Command and Control for Maneuver Warfare: Creation of the Royal Navy’s “War Room” System, 1905-1915.” The Journal of Military History 69, No. 2 (April, 2005).

Lord, Walter. Incredible Victory. Short Hills, NJ: Burford Books. 1968.

MacGregor, David. “The Use, Misuse, and Non-Use of History: The Royal Navy and the Operational Lessons of the First World War.” The Journal of Military History 56, No. 4 (October, 1992).

Mahan, Capt. Alfred T., U.S.N. The Influence of Seapower Upon History, 1660-1783. 1890. Reprint, New York: Hill and Wang, Inc., 1957.

McLean, John. A Mission of Honour : The Royal Navy in the Pacific, 1769_1997. Derby, UK, Wellington, New Zealand: Winter Publications, 2010.

Morison, Samuel. History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. 15 vols. Reprint, Edison, NJ: Castle Books. 2001.

O’Hanlon, Michael. “Why China Cannot Conquer Taiwan.” International Security 25, no 2 (Autumn, 2000): 51-86.

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Runyan, Timothy J. “Ships and Mariners in Late Medieval England.” Journal of British Studies 16 no 2 (Spring, 1977): 1-17.

Sarantakes, Nicholas. “The Short But Brilliant Life of the British Pacific Fleet.” Joint Force Quarterley 40 (January, 2006).

Schom, Alan. The Eagle and the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War 1941-1943. New York, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004.

Shulman, Mark Russell. “The Influence of History upon Sea Power: The Navalist Reinterpretation of the War of 1812.” The Journal of Military History 56, no 2 (April, 1992): 183-206.

Swope, Kennith. A Dragon's Head and a Serpent's Tail. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2009.

Wallace, Michael D. and Charles A. Meconis. “Submarine Proliferation and Regional Conflict.” The Journal of Peace Research 32, no 1 (February, 1995): 79-95.

Whitley, M. J. Battleships of World War II: An International Encyclopedia. London, UK: Arms and Armour. 1998.

Winton, John. The Forgotten Fleet : the story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45. Sussex, England: Douglas-Boyd Books, 1993.

Yoshida, Mitsuru. Requiem for Battleship Yamato. Translated by Richard Minear. Reprint, Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. 1999.