British Battleships 1889-1904: New Revised Edition by R A Burt

By R A Burt

This quantity brings to final touch the reissue of R A Burt's brilliant bestselling three-volume background of British battleships, and it covers the pre-dreadnought period which has, in recent times, received a brand new and fervent following.

The Russian battle scare of 1884 and the public's nervousness concerning the Royal Navy's skill to struggle a latest conflict at sea led to the Naval Defence Act of 1889 and an enormous programme of warship development. Over the subsequent 20 years a fleet of fifty two battleships used to be outfitted, building eventually interrupted by means of the innovative Dreadnought layout. during this new quantity, the writer offers complete information of layout and development, armament, defense, equipment and function, all subsidized up with exact facts tables directory layout figures, trials effects, and whole details at diversified levels within the ships' careers. The background of every battleship is chronicled and the reader is reminded in their significant contribution within the First global battle. They bore the brunt of the motion on the Dardenelles, bombarded the Belgium coast, patrolled the North Sea and the Channel, bolstered the Italian Fleet, and served in East Africa, the East Indies and the White Sea. such a lot have been broadly changed in the course of the battle and this type has made them of precise curiosity to the historian, fanatic and send modeller.

With the addition of many new images from the author's great assortment, this re-creation is just a 'must-have' addition to each naval library.

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