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Gunboat command

the life of "Hitch", Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens, DSO*, DSC** RNVR, 1909-1943

by Antony Hichens

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Published by Pen & Sword Military in Barnsley .
Written in

  • Hichens, Robert Peverell, -- 1909?-1943.,
  • Great Britain. -- Royal Navy -- Officers -- Biography.,
  • Great Britain. -- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve -- Officers -- Biography.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementAntony Hichens.
    LC ClassificationsV64.G72 H534 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 348 p. :
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17037110M
    ISBN 101844156567
    ISBN 109781844156566
    LC Control Number2008411221

      History. The concept of gunboat diplomacy emerged during the late nineteenth-century period of imperialism, when the Western powers—the United States and Europe—competed to establish colonial trading empires in Asia, Africa, and the Middle er conventional diplomacy failed, fleets of the larger nations’ warships would suddenly appear maneuvering off the coasts of the smaller. This book is not about grand strategies, the technical evolution of gunboats as naval weapons or academic theories about so-called gunboat diplomacy. It is a well written collection of thirteen interesting narratives about the use of gunboats - typically small vessels with relatively heavy armament - in major and minor conflicts from the s.

      As now imagined in the Pentagon, 22nd century "gunboat diplomacy" will be conducted by what the Air Force's Space Command refers to as "space-based platforms," and the cannons of .   Gunboat sold 15 of the 55 before the first hulls were even built. That’s the sort of numbers the French and German behemoths of production yacht building would smack their lips at, but this is a.

    This long and interesting deployment ended 15 September , when the gunboat arrived Washington Navy Yard, where she decommissioned a week later. After a year in ordinary at Washington, she recommissioned 26 September , Lt. Cmdr. Norman H. Farquhar in command. The Gun Boat book series by Harry Castlemon includes books Frank at Don Carlos' Rancho, Frank the Young Naturalist, Frank in the Woods, and several more. See the complete Gun Boat series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.

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Gunboat Command book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This biography draws heavily on the personal diaries of the subject, /5. out of 5 stars Gunboat Command. Reviewed in the United States on December 3, Verified Purchase.

Very interesting story but it is difficult to read as it is from the subjects notes making it fractured in spots. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report /5(35). Buy Gunboat Command: The Biography of Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO DSC RNVR First Edition by Antony Hichens (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(38). 'Gunboat Command, written by Hich's son, provides a Gunboat command book read of naval warfare and is a tribute to an exceptional man' Best of British, March 'This book is a Price: £ This biography draws heavily on the personal diaries of the subject, Robert Hichens (or ‘Hitch’ as he was universally known).After a brief description of his early life, time at Oxford, his motor racing achievements (including trophies at Le M.

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The book contains detailed and graphic accounts of running battles against the more heavily armed E-boats. Tragically he was killed in action in Aprilhaving refused promotion and a job book is on the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth official reading list. The forward cockpit is a signature feature of a Gunboat – an integrated command center.

The helmsman is close to all of the sail controls, and the proximity keeps people in communication range with each other. At the dock, it provides a private outdoor space in harbors when you’re moored stern-to, and it’s the place where sailing.

A motor gunboat (MGB) was a British Second World War small high-speed military vessel armed, in contrast to the physically similar motor torpedo boats (MTBs), with a mix of guns instead of small size and high speed made them difficult targets for German E-boats, though, like these opponents, they were limited by heavy weather, when they did not provide a stable enough.

With Pope cutting off their communications southward, and Foote’s gunboats holding the river above and below the island, the Confederate defenders could do little but accept the inevitable. Pope captured both the fort and its 6,man garrison, making him a hero in the North and winning him the command of a field army in Virginia.

In when his diary begins, he had command of a Motor Gun Boat. (Motor Torpedo Boats) and MGBs (Motor Gun Boats). These fought against enemy convoys and their escorts on the far side of the sea and against E boats (Enemy War Motor Boat – the German name was Schnell Boot.) which came across to attack the convoys on the English side.

The. Gunboat, along with its medium counterpart were replaced by the new Destroyer of the Third World War. Game unit. The gunboat's weapon is a bow-mounted 2 inch ( mm) gun and a single depth charge launcher.

It is lightly armoured and can match Soviet submarines only in superior numbers. The GUNBOAT 66 is a pure sailing machine designed to take most of the creature comforts along for world cruising.

Four luxurious en suite staterooms, and enormous salon and aft cockpit spaces are aimed at comfort and luxury AT SPEED. Ample crew quarters will keep the help friendly and happy.

The GUNBOAT 66 is an ideal family gathering platform. Get this from a library. Gunboat command: the life of 'Hitch', Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens, DSO*, DSC** RNVR, [Antony Hichens]. Gunboat diplomacy is considered a form of hegemony. As the United States became a military power in the first decade of the 20th century, the Rooseveltian version of gunboat diplomacy, Big Stick Diplomacy, was partially superseded by dollar diplomacy: replacing the big stick with the "juicy carrot" of American private r, during Woodrow Wilson's presidency, conventional gunboat.

Gunboat may refer to: Gunboat (Red Alert 1), the Allied light naval unit. Gunboat (Tiberian Dawn), the GDI support unit. Let me put it this way, Eddie This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.

If an internal link referred you to this page, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Gunboat diplomacy: In ’71 US tried to threaten India, now it’s backing it Nimitz sailed into the Bay of Bengal on Monday to be greeted by the Indian Navy’s Eastern Command for what was.

David James was in Motor Gunboats (with Robert Hichens of Gunboat Command.) Captured in February after abandoning ship as a result of a fierce engagement with three German armed trawlers in the North Sea he was imprisoned in Dulag Marlag. Price: £ Fishpond Australia, Gunboat Command: The Biography of Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens Dso* Dsc** Rnvr by AnthonyHitchensBuy.

Books online: Gunboat Command: The Biography of Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens Dso* Dsc** Rnvr. However, the star of the book is the aged British gunboat.

Doc and Kent will like this. flag Like see review. Geoff Woodland rated it really liked it. Shelves: douglas-reeman. Just finished re-reading this novel. The author has a smooth way of telling a story and manages to add excitement at the appropriate points/5(13).Gunboat command: the life of "Hitch", Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens, DSO* DSC** RNVR On 13 Aprilfour Danish gunboats, under the command of First Lieutenant Peter Nicolay Skibsted, captured a British gunboat, the Grinder, off the Djursland peninsula near Grenå.

She was armed with one pounder gun and one pounder carronade. She was under the command of Master's Mate Thomas Hester and had over-wintered at Anholt.