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This task force covers all aspects of maritime warfare, including:

  • Naval battles or campaigns and naval raids.
  • Leaders, crewmen, staff, and strategists, as well as designers and researchers involved in the development of maritime warfare technology.
  • Naval units, naval bases, coastal forts, ship classes and individual ships.
  • Maritime combat tactics, naval warfare strategies, weaponry, terminology, and technology related to maritime warfare.

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  1. Albert777MAX (talk · contribs) (Philippine Naval Assets)
  2. Bernstein2291 (talk · contribs) (Mainly American)
  3. Bigroger27509 (talk · contribs) (US Naval History)
  4. Buster40004 (talk · contribs) (WWII US and Japanese Naval History)
  5. Cla68 (talk · contribs) (WW2 Pacific campaign battles)
  6. Cplakidas (talk · contribs) (Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine & modern Greek navies and ships)
  7. Cuprum17 (talk · contribs) (United States Revenue Cutter Service & United States Coast Guard cutters, Operation Market Time)
  8. David Biddulph (talk · contribs) (Royal Navy, particularly current)
  9. Duanedonecker (talk · contribs) (United States Navy Retired, US Navy History, Navies of The World, warships)
  10. DPdH (talk · contribs) (Main interests => Countries/Regions: Argentinean, British, German, & USA Navies, warships & ordnance. Conflicts: WWII esp.Atlantic and Mediterranean, Falklands/Malvinas war. Technology: Modern warships & related weaponry/ordnance in general. Naval Aviation, esp. carrier-borne.)
  11. Fabartus (talk · contribs)
  12. Федоров (talk · contribs) (Soviet/Russian Navy - history, people, places, ships & submarines)
  13. Folks at 137 (talk · contribs) (mainly WWII, but not exclusively)
  14. Georgewilliamherbert (talk · contribs)
  15. Gwillhickers (talk · contribs) {Early American Naval History, commanders and their ships}
  16. Keallu (talk · contribs) (WWI, WWII, especially U-boats, and modern military history)
  17. Kirk (talk · contribs) (Naval ranks)
  18. Kralizec! (talk · contribs) (primarily the pre-Dreadnought era through WWII)
  19. LameCat (talk · contribs) (British Navy vessels)
  20. LordAmeth (talk · contribs) (pre-modern East Asia)
  21. McMuff (talk · contribs) (Royal Canadian Navy and related)
  22. MChew (talk · contribs) (Japan, mostly)
  23. Mandrake079 (talk · contribs) (Naval history, especially Royal Navy 19th and 20th Centuries)
  24. Maralia (talk · contribs) (mainly USN ships, shipwrecks of all periods)
  25. Mareklug (talk · contribs) So-far, Ford Island rewrite with 2 others. But, hey, I had the massive massively illustrated hardback WWII at Sea, in Polish, as a kid. As well as "Warfare at Sea in Antiquity" or some such, tambien. So, who can tell... I am not Walking Encyclopedia for nuthin'.
  26. Mike Searson (talk · contribs) (USMC, Navy SEALs, Specwar)
  27. MoRsE (talk · contribs) (20th century ships and warfare, especially Finland related, AWB-user)
  28. Neddyseagoon (talk · contribs) (ancient naval warfare, Classis Britannica, Roman Navy, Goodwin Sands wrecks, HMNB Portsmouth, Napoleonic era)
  29. Parsecboy (talk · contribs) (the German navies primarily, various others)
  30. Phichanad (talk · contribs) (Philippine Naval Assets)
  31. PMG (talk · contribs) (translation to
  32. Saberwyn (talk · contribs) (Royal Australian Navy and related)
  33. Sp33dyphil (talk · contribs)
  34. Sturmvogel_66 (talk · contribs)
  35. the_ed17 (talk · contribs) (World War II battleships...random things too.)
  36. The Land (talk · contribs) (Articles on types of warship, obscure 19th century stuff, and naval warfare in general)
  37. Thewellman (talk · contribs) (Battle of the Atlantic (1939–1945))
  38. Toddy1 (talk · contribs) (warships from the Symondites onwards, and associated topics)
  39. Trekphiler (talk · contribs) (submarine warfare and antisubmarine warfare, particularly WW2; WW2 submarines generally)
  40. Underneath-it-All (talk · contribs) (submarine warfare)
  41. Valentinian (talk · contribs)
  42. Welsh (talk · contribs) (Royal Navy ship classes and individual ships)
  43. Woody (talk · contribs) (Royal Navy)
  44. ÄDA - DÄP (talk · contribs) Submarines, in general, U-boats in particular - and their targets. Also, German navies through the ages.
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Online references[edit]

Print references[edit]

The following list is annotated and commented in an attempt to provide useful guides for editors. Each title is classified as belonging to any of the following categories:

(P) Popular histories - these give an accessible, easily understood introduction to the subject but can be unclear on their sources. Good for providing contextual information in a specialist article, less so for detail and in asserting interpretations of primary sources.
(A) Academic studies - these make critical use of sources to provide an interpretation. These should be the mainstay of article referencing.
(C) Classic studies - sources of significance in the development of understanding of the subject, but often superseded by more recent research. Can be used for referencing but, unless talking about the author's theories directly, should preferably be checked against more modern works.
Europe and North America
  • Anderson, Roger Charles, Naval Wars in the Baltic During the Sailing-Ship Period 1522-1850. Gilbert-Wood, London. 1910 (C)
  • Anderson, Roger Charles, Oared Fighting Ships: From Classical Times to the Coming of Steam. London. 1962. (C)
    • A brief general history of oared vessels of war. Good for a general overview, but is necessarily less specific on details and tends to give undue focus on some regions and periods.
  • Glete, Jan, Navies and Nations: Warships, Navies and State Building in Europe and America, 1500-1680. (2 volumes) Almqvist & Wiksell International, Stockholm. 1993. (A)
    • A general overview of naval warfare in connection with political history. Contains a set of tables that summarizes the number of ships and approximate total tonnage of all major and minor navies throughout the period, including statistics on the extent of ship building.
  • Glete, Jan, Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650: Maritime Conflicts and the Transformation of Europe. Routledge, London. 2000. ISBN 0-415-21455-6 (A)
  • Guilmartin, John F. (2002). Galleons and Galleys. London: Cassell & Co. ISBN 0304352632. 
  • Hattendorf, John B. & Unger, Richard W. (editors), War at Sea in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Woodbridge, Suffolk. 2002. ISBN 0-85115-903-6[1] (A)
    • Anthology by academic historians focused on a number of different topics. Includes discussion of academic analysis of naval warfare, including a general criticism of the concept of "sea control" as introduced by Alfred Thayer Mahan.
  • Lewis, Archibald Ross & Runyan, Timothy J., European Naval and Maritime History, 300–1500. Indiana University Press, Bloomington. 1985. ISBN 0-253-20573-5
  • Rodgers, William Ledyard, Naval Warfare Under Oars, 4th to 16th Centuries: A Study of Strategy, Tactics and Ship Design. United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland. 1939. (C)
  • Rose, Susan, Medieval Naval Warfare, 1000-1500. Routledge, London. 2001. ISBN 0-415-23976-1 (A)
  • Sondhaus, Lawrence. Naval warfare, 1815-1914. Routledge, London. 2001. (A)
Mediterranean powers
  • Anderson, Roger Charles, Naval Wars in the Levant, 1559-1853. Liverpool. 1952 (C)
  • Crowley, Roger (2011). City of Fortune; How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire. London: Faber & Faber. ISBN 9780571245949.  (P)
  • Crowley, John (2008). Empires of the Sea:The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580. London: Faber & Faber. ISBN 9780571232307.  (P)
  • Guilmartin, John Francis, Gunpowder and Galleys: Changing Technology and Mediterranean Warfare at Sea in the Sixteenth Century. Cambridge University Press, London. 1974. ISBN 0-521-20272-8 (A)
    • Highly influential study of naval warfare in the Mediterranean in the 16th century, especially in debunking the idea that galleys were immediately made obsolete by the invention of naval artillery.
  • Pryor, John H., Geography, Technology, and War: Studies in the Maritime History of the Mediterranean, 649–1571 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 1991. 0-521-42892-0[2] (A)
    • Mostly focused on development of ship technology, including summaries of various academic debates on the construction of various Mediterranean vessels.
English and British navy
  • Hanson, Neil (2003). The Confident Hope of a Miracle. London: Corgi. ISBN 0552149756. (P)
  • Loades, David, The Tudor Navy: An administrative, political and military history. Scolar Press, Aldershot. 1992. ISBN 0-85967-922-5 (A)
  • Moorhouse, Geoffrey (2005). Great Harry's Navy. London: Weidenfeld & Jackson. ISBN 0297645447.  (P)
  • Rodger, Nicholas A. M., The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain 660–1649. W.W. Norton & Company, New York. 1997. ISBN 0-393-04579-X
  • Rodger, Nicholas A. M., The Command of the Ocean : A naval History of Britain 1649-1815. W.W. Norton & Company, New York. 2004. ISBN 0-393-06050-0
    • Part of a three-volume series of British naval history. Very comprehensive, well-researched and meticulously references and covers social, political and even some cultural aspects of naval history. The bibliography is annotated by the author with comments on the strength and/or weaknesses of various works in the field.
Ships and ship types
  • Gardiner, Robert & Unger, Richard W., Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing Ship 1000-1650. Conway Maritime Press, London. 1994. ISBN 0-85177-560-8 (A)
  • Gardiner, Robert & Morrison, John S. (editors), The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels Since Pre-Classical Times. Conway Maritime, London, 1995. ISBN 0-85177-554-3 (A)
    • An anthology written by numerous authorities in the field. The focus is mostly on warfare and particularly ship construction and design. Some of the contributions are quite technical.
  • Gardiner, Robert & Lavery, Brian (editors), The Line of Battle: Sailing Warships 1650-1840. Conway Maritime Press, London. 1992. ISBN 0-85177-561-6 (A)
  • Garzke, William H.; Dulin, Robert O. (1985). Battleships: Axis and Neutral Battleships in World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-101-3. OCLC 12613723. 
  • Sweetwater, Jack, The Great Admirals: Command at Sea 1587-1945. U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis. 1997. ISBN 0-87021-229-X pp. 112-29[3]