Because the tensions between the Western powers and the USSR increased more and more after 1945, it was decided the formation of a new Navy as part of the rearmament of the nascent Federal Republic. This should lock especially the Baltic Approaches and prevent a landing by Soviet forces on the German coasts. Hans Karr describes this Typenkompass origin and structure of the new German navy and their functions within NATO. Supported by approximately 115 pictures, he portrays all the major ship classes and submarines that came from 1956 to 1990 in the German navy used.
128 pages, 205 x 140 mm, 94 w illustrations, 89 color illustrations, German language