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Fleet Tactics: Theory and Practice Hardcover – November 1, 1986


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  • Hardcover: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (November 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870215582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870215582
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Captain Hughes is the first person to formulate a method of tactical thought geared for naval officers (vice policy-wonks in the world's defense establishments). While on initial perusal, the book appears to be a historical survey, Hughes actual aim is to inspire naval officers to develop a methodology for tactical analysis which can be applied to real-world tactical problems. He provides simple examples of operations research models of naval combat. These models do not provide the "answer" to tactical problems but rather provide the means to formulate tactical principles in a systematic fashion. One doesn't have to be a mathematician to understand this book, just someone open to new ways of looking at an old problem.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Although written as a text book. A person can read this book and get an appreciation of the problems of naval warfare particularly involving fleet. Many historical problems that I have heard. Such as why the German's in WW1 did not use their fleet much more and why the Japanese kept splitting their fleet in WW2 are explained here very well.
I have learnt a lot from this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1999
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The book is a very good summary about five principles of naval tactics (Scouting, Command, Doctrine, Information, Training ) that could apply almost wherever there are forces in conflict or complex actions integrated by several people. These principles are clarified with historical battles and their results. It also include the evolution of naval tactis with techology.
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