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BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881
Written by John Beeler.
Stock no. 1819392
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2001. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
An insight into the difficulties faced by warship designers in an age of rapid technological change, and sets out the valid strategic and technical reasons that lay behind such seemingly 'reactionary' policies as the fitting of sails in cruising ironclads, and the Navy's retention of muzzle-loading guns well into the 1880s. Large format. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 1861761678. Previous owner's name label to front pastedown. Small stain to top of text block. Uneven browning to pictorial dustwrapper.