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British Cruisers of the Victorian Era by Norman Friedman

By Norman Friedman

Gradually evolving from the masted steam frigates of the mid-nineteenth century, the 1st smooth cruiser isn't really effortless to outline, yet for the sake of this ebook the start line is taken to be Iris and Mercury of 1875. They have been the RN's first steel-built warships; have been designed basically to be steamed instead of sailed; and shaped the root of a line of succeeding cruiser periods. the tale ends with the final armoured cruisers, that have been succeeded by way of the 1st battlecruisers (originally referred to as armoured cruisers), and with the final 3rd type Cruisers (Topaze class), all conceived sooner than 1906. assurance, for that reason, dovetails accurately with Friedman's earlier ebook on British cruisers, even if this one additionally contains the wartime adventure of the sooner ships.rn the 2 principal topics are cruisers for the fleet and cruisers for abroad operations, together with (but now not restricted to) exchange defense. The distant-waters element covers the belted cruisers, that have been approximately capital ships, meant to accommodate overseas second-class battleships within the a ways East. the most enemies reflected in this interval have been France and Russia, and the publication contains British tests in their energy and intentions, with decisions as to how actual these checks were.rn As will be anticipated of Friedman, the e-book is deeply researched, unique in its research, and whole of amazing insights – one other significant contribution to the heritage of British warships.

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British Cruisers of the Victorian Era

Progressively evolving from the masted steam frigates of the mid-nineteenth century, the 1st smooth cruiser isn't really effortless to outline, yet for the sake of this publication the start line is taken to be Iris and Mercury of 1875. They have been the RN's first steel-built warships; have been designed essentially to be steamed instead of sailed; and shaped the root of a line of succeeding cruiser periods.

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