Gunboats on the Great River

by Gregory Haines

Publisher: Macdonald and Jane"s in London

Written in English
Cover of: Gunboats on the Great River | Gregory Haines
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Places:

  • Great Britain,
  • China

Subjects:

  • Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History.,
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- China.,
  • China -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Gregory Haines.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsVA457.Y35 H34
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 181 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4955079M
ISBN 100356082350
LC Control Number76383380

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The first recorded engagement by a steam-powered warship took place on a river, when in the Honourable East India Company’s gunboat Diana went into action on the Irrawaddy in Burma. In the years that followed river gunboats played a significant part in over forty campaigns and individual actions, down to the Portuguese and American ‘Brown Water’ fighting in Africa and.

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The geography of the Confederate position at Island Num once its great strength, now proved to be a trap. With Pope cutting off their communications southward, and Foote’s gunboats holding the river above and below the island, the Confederate defenders could do.

River gunboats fought for the Paris Commune, on the rivers of South America, against the Bolsheviks, and during the Second World War in the open waters of the Mediterranean, while armoured Soviet gunboats fought German Panzers, and a pair of Girls attacked the Japanese on the banks of the of the river systems where they operated.

Gunboats on the Great River. Gregory Haines. Macdonald and Jane's, - China - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. The Gunboats. The Unequal Treaties. Troubles at Wanhsien   Episode The Gunboats of Vietnam from the A&E/History Channel documentary The Great Ships.

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In the later 19th century and early 20th century, "gunboat" was the common name for smaller armed vessels. These could be classified, from the smallest to the largest, into river gunboats, river monitors, coastal-defense gunboats (such as SMS Panther), and full-fledged monitors for coastal bombardments.

In the s and s Britain took to building so called "flat-iron" (or. From the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th, most Western powers maintained a naval presence in China.

These gunboats protected traders and missionaries, safeguarded national interests, and patrolled Chinese rivers in search of pirates. It was a wild, lawless time in China as ruthless warlords fought numerous small wars to increase their power and influence.

This book. For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in to the Battle of Omdurman inwhen Britain finally won control of the Sudan.

After that, the gunboats. In the years that followed, river gunboats played a significant part in over forty campaigns and individual actions around the world.

This comprehensive reference book covers the development of riverboat warfare from the early 19th century to current riverine combat vessels in /5(14). The full story of the British Yangtze gunboats is exceedingly well told in Gregory Haines’s ‘Gunboats on the Great River’, Macdonald and Jane’s, London,which is the source of much of the above material.

River gunboats fought for the Paris Commune, on the rivers of South America, against the Bolsheviks, and during the Second World War in the open waters of the Mediterranean, while armoured Soviet gunboats fought German Panzers, and a pair of Girls attacked the Japanese on the banks of the of the river systems where they Author: Roger Branfill-Cook.

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A river gunboat is a type of gunboat adapted for river operations. River gunboats required shallow draft for river navigation. They would be armed with relatively small caliber cannons, or a mix of cannons and machine guns. If they carried more than one cannon, one might be a howitzer, for shore bombardment.

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