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The British Navy

The British Navy
Its Strength, Resources, and Administration

Volume 1

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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108024655

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  • Sir Thomas Brassey (1836–1918), later Earl Brassey, was a politician with a particular interest in maritime affairs. He was a keen sailor, and his wife's accounts of their many voyages (also reissued in this series) were bestsellers. He subsequently became a Lord of the Admiralty and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and Brassey's Naval Annual was for many years the authoritative survey of worldwide navies. This five-volume survey of the state of the British Navy was published between 1882 and 1883. Brassey was much involved with questions of the modernisation and reform of the Navy, at a time when international relations were marked by a maritime arms race. The books provide much technical detail about the different types of ship and weapons available to the Navy. Volume 1 surveys the development of armoured ships and mastless ships.

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108024655
    • length: 740 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.07kg
    • contains: 335 b/w illus. 15 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Outline of plan of book
    Part I. Armoured and Unarmoured Ships: Historical sketch
    1. Our naval requirements in war
    2. Classification of ships of war
    3. Earliest ironclads
    4. Progress of armoured shipbuilding in France, 1861–73
    5. Early armoured construction in England
    6. Converted ships
    7. Sir E. J. Reed's system
    ships built from his designs
    8. Ironclads built for the Austrian, German, Italian, Turkish, Russian, and Spanish navies, 1862–73
    9. Monitors and earlier armoured vessels for coast service
    10. Coast-service vessels of more recent type, and earlier mastless ironclads
    11. Armoured cruisers
    12. Bow-battery ships
    13. Central battery ships
    14. Masted turret-ships
    15. Mastless turret-ships
    16. Mastless barbette ships
    17. Unarmoured cruisers and special vessels of the chief naval powers

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