9781682473290-1682473295-British Battleships of the Victorian Era

British Battleships of the Victorian Era

ISBN-13: 9781682473290
ISBN-10: 1682473295
Author: Friedman, Norman
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781682473290
ISBN-10: 1682473295
Author: Friedman, Norman
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Friedman, Norman wrote British Battleships of the Victorian Era comprising 400 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1682473295 and 9781682473290. Since then British Battleships of the Victorian Era textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.76 or rent at the marketplace.

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This is a companion volume to Norman Friedman' s highly successful British Battleships 1906-1946 and completes his study of the Royal Navy's capital ships. Beginning with the earliest installation of steam machinery in ships of the line, British Battleships of the Victorian Era traces the technological revolution that saw the introduction of iron hulls, armor plate, shell-ring guns, and the eventual abandonment of sail as auxiliary propulsion. This hectic development finally settled down to a widely approved form of pre-dreadnought battleship, built in large numbers and culminating in the King Edward VII class.

As with all his work, Friedman explains why, as well as how and when, advances were made, and locates British ship design firmly within the larger context of international rivalries, domestic politics, and economic constraints. The result is a sophisticated and enlightening overview of the Royal Navy's battle fleet in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

British Battleships of the Victorian Era is well illustrated--a comprehensive gallery of photographs with in-depth captions is accompanied by specially commissioned plans of the important classes by A. D. Baker III, and a color section featuring the original Admiralty drafts, including a spectacular double gatefold.

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