1. List of Figures.- List of tables.- List of Abbreviations.- Preface.- Chapter 1: The United Kingdom: a post-modern, maritime and globalised nation.- Chapter 2: The Attributes and Roles of Naval Forces.- Chapter 3: The Fleet.- Chapter 4: Strategy: the ability to control events.- Chapter 5: Logistics: the arbiter of opportunity.- Chapter 6: The myth of the loss of strength gradient.-
Christopher Martin is Senior Lecturer in War Studies and Contemporary Security at the University of Hull, UK. He is an Associate Member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. He was awarded the Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History in 2005.