Russian Naval Construction, 1905–45

  • J. N. Westwood

Part of the Studies in Soviet History and Society book series (SSHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 229-251

About this book


This book examines how the types, numbers and designs of Russian warships were determined in the years preceding the two world wars, with the three-way interplay of naval staff, naval designers, and political leaders, resulting in fleets that contained some outstanding units but were, on the whole, inappropriate to the tasks set by those wars. It also considers how under both Nicholas II and Stalin foreign ideas were adopted with too little consideration of Russia's unique circumstances.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. N. Westwood
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  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

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