Ships

Reviews of products for scale ship models, including submarines.

Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45

Published: August 11th, 2017     
Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45
Author: Mark Stille; Illustrator: Paul Wright
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Osprey Publishing

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior intelligence analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of at least two dozen Osprey titles in the New Vanguard, Duel, and Campaign series, primarily focusing on naval history in the Pacific.

USS Lawrence vs HMS Detroit - The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes

Published: August 3rd, 2017     
USS Lawrence vs HMS Detroit - The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes
Author: Mark Lardas; Illustrated by Paul Wright
Reviewed by: Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Company: Osprey Publishing

Thank you to Osprey Publishing for providing a review copy of their new release, USS Lawrence vs. HMS Detroit, The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes, number 79 in the Duel Series. As always, I appreciate all those in the IPMS Reviewer Corps, whose work is critical to sharing new and exciting modeling products with the world.

Overview

The War of 1812 is often characterized by the epic and decisive battles between the USS Constitution and the HMS Java and Guerriere, resulting in the establishment of the upstart nascent US Navy as a dominant naval force. Yet while these battles were critically important to the outcome of the war, there are many smaller engagements that may arguably have had more influence on that outcome. The famous and well-known expressions "We have met the enemy and they are ours," and "Don't give up the ship," are attributed to the American Master Commandant, Oliver Hazard Perry, as the battle on the Great Lakes progressed.

Warship 2017

Published: July 25th, 2017     
Warship 2017
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Company: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Battleship series is a yearly publication which includes historical research topics related to naval warfare. The Editor is John Jordan and each yearly edition has multiple authors.

The 2017 edition includes

USS Yorktown (CV-5)

Published: June 18th, 2017     
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Doug Hamilton, IPMS# 21985
Company: David Doyle Books

The USS Yorktown (CV-5) is one of the important US Aircraft carriers of World War II. Her level of participation in our Pacific Theater of operations is immeasurable in terms of giving as well as taking. With the vast distances involved in the Pacific, it was clear to the military planners of the day a new strategy must be devised. One of the key components of that strategy would hinge on fast carriers and support ships to sustain the island-hopping campaigns that would bring our forces closer to the Emperors front door. Yorktown played a significant role leading up to and into the early days of the war. As the first purpose built, from the keel up aircraft carrier the designers started with a clean sheet of paper and incorporated many of the lessons learned on preceding carriers.