Heresies of Sea Power

Heresies of Sea Power  (1906) 
by John Fredrick Thomas Jane


HERESIES OF SEA POWER



BY FREDERICK T. JANE






WITH MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS



LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON

NEW YORK AND BOMBAY

1906

All rights reserved

CONTENTS.




PART I. SEVEN GREAT NAVAL WARS AND THEIR PARADOXES

I. THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR.

II. THE FIRST PUNIC WAR.

III. THE SECOND PUNIC WAR.

IV. ACTUM AND LEPANTO.

V. THE SPANISH ARMADA.

PART II. PROBLEMS THAT 'SEA POWER' DOES NOT SOLVE

I. SOME TACTICAL AND STRATEGICAL PROBLEMS.

II. BASE POWER.

III.THE GUERRE DE COURSE.

IV. COLONIES AND SEA POWER.

V. INTERNATIONAL LAW.

VI. THE INVASION OF ENGLAND.

VII.SECRECY AND SEA POWER

PART III. THE TREND OF THINGS.

I. ETERNAL PRINCIPLES.

II. THE EVOLUTION OF NAVIES.

III. THE DIMENSIONS OF WARSHIPS.

IV. THE EVOLUTION OF THE BATTLESHIP.

V. 'FITNESS TO WIN'.

MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

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Map to illustrate Peloponnesian War 27
Map of Syracuse to illustrate Peloponnesian War 35
Map to illustrate Punic Wars 41
One of the Venetian Galleasses at Lepanto to face 75
Map to illustrate the Course of the Spanish Armada 79
Ship of the Spanish Armada to face 81
Ship of William the Conqueror
British Ship at the time of the Spanish Armada to face 83
Map to illustrate Russo-Japanese War 89
Map of Port Arthur to face 91
Map showing Principal British Trade Routes to face 166
Map to illustrate Campaign of 1805 and Earlier 217
Egyptian Ship about 2500 B.C. 278
Large Egyptian Ship in the Red Sea circa 1200 B.C. 279
Egyptian Warship in Action 1000 B.C. 280
Asiatic Warship in same Battle
Phœnician Warship of circa 700 B.C. From Nineveh Monuments 281
The Great Harry to face 302
Cyclops—early Paddle Warship 310
French Floating Battery in the Crimean War 311
The old Turret Ship Royal Sovereign 313
The Royal Sovereign to face 313