British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates | French Battleships of World War One | Battleships Yamato and Musashi (Anatomy of The Ship) | British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 | Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696-1860 | The Fleet at Flood Tide | French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1862 | Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail, 1600-1714 | British Warships In The Age Of Sail 1793-1817
Although apparently well documented, this is a period of great complexity in the procurement and naval architecture of ships. The introduction of steam radically altered the design of vessels under construction and was later retrofitted to others, while many Ã¢ÂÂnamesÃ¢ÂÂ lived a ghostly existence on the Navy List: ships ordered but not started, and in some cases having their intended drafts altered more than once before being canceled entirely.
This book meticulously sorts out and clarifies these confusions Ã¢ÂÂ a major contribution in itself Ã¢ÂÂ but for the first time it also provides outline service histories for an era that is largely neglected. Like its companion volumes, the book is organized by Rate, classification and class, with significant technical and building data, followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class.
With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era and the formative years of the steam navy that supplanted it.
The text is very well illustrated... An absolutely splendid reference work, and an essential volume for anyone interested in the history of the Royal Navy during the first part of the period of British naval supremacy.
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