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DEVELOPMENT OF BRITISH WARSHIPS 1856-1906: A PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD
Author: Dingle, N.J.

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Pen & Sword Books 2009 Hardback 246mm x 189mm 352 pages 200 b/w photos.

DEVELOPMENT OF BRITISH WARSHIPS 1856-1906: A PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD

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Illustrated with 200 official admiralty photographs many of them previously unpublished this book traces the development of Royal Naval ship design in a period of immense change. Opening with the Crimean War this period saw the gradual transition from sail to steam and screw propulsion from wood to steel construction from fixed broadside armaments of bronze muzzle-loaders to turret-mounted steel breech-loaders and torpedoes. The period covered in this volume closes with the launch of HMS Dreadnought which overnight rendered all existing ships obsolete and signalled the start in earnest of the Anglo-German naval arms race which contributed to the outbreak of WW1. Each photograph is accompanied by full specifications (where available) and a caption detailing any significant design features while the main text gives an overview of naval developments across the period under discussion setting the selected ships in context.

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Author Dingle, N.J.
Publisher Pen & Sword Books
ISBN 9781844159802
Date of Publication 2009
Edition N/A
Binding Hardback
Book Size 246mm x 189mm
Number of pages 352
Images 200 b/w photos
Language English Text
SKU MBN10658

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