The Evolution of Naval Weapons
|Author||L. Sprague de Camp|
|Publisher||Training Activity Bureau of Naval Personnel|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
The Evolution of Naval Weapons is a government textbook by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in a 53 page edition by the Training Activity section of the Bureau of Naval Personnel in August 1947 as NAVPERS 91066. A 1949 edition of 67 pages was designated NAVPERS 91066-A. The work was credited to the Bureau rather than de Camp. The 1947 edition was reproduced from a mixture of standard sized (8 1/2" x 11") typed and mimeographed sheets, and was stapled between blue paper covers. The 1949 edition was printed, with the illustrations integrated with the text.
The work is a 40,000-word study of the history of naval ordnance and armor and consists of twelve chapters plus a short concluding section.
- Chapter 1. Sticks and Stones.
- Chapter 2. Explosives.
- Chapter 3. Fuzes.
- Chapter 4. Artillery.
- Chapter 5. Small Arms.
- Chapter 6. Torpedoes.
- Chapter 7. Mines.
- Chapter 8. Depth-Charges.
- Chapter 9. Rockets and Guided Missiles.
- Chapter 10. Bombs.
- Chapter 11. Chemical Warfare.
- Chapter 12. Sighting and Ranging.
- The Navy's Future Weapons.
- Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. p. 54.
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