Naval warfare was transformed by the development of reliable steam engines and the technology to build ships of iron and steel. Ships no longer depended on the wind and could manoeuvre freely; cannon could fire explosive shells instead of cannon balls, and no sailing ship could stand against them. The 'ironclad' revolution continued throughout the 19th century, a period of technological progress almost as rapid as today's IT revolution. Ship designs were rendered obsolete every few years. New weapons suggested new tactics and one old one - the ram - was revived. A fascinating era with all manner of lessons for today as navies again wrestle with continuous changes in technology.
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How sailing ships gave way to steam-driven ships of iron and steel
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The nineteenth century saw several major innovations in naval warfare. Reliable steam engines made it so that ships no longer depended on the wind and could maneuver more freely. At the same time, new explosive shells were developed, replacing cannonballs, and no wooden ship could withstand them. In response to these shells, a new class of self-propelled, armored ironclads was invented and quickly revolutionized naval warfare. A comprehensive look at the makeup of these ironclad warships. A technical view of the powerful weaponry that compelled these radical innovations. A look at the historic battles that proved the necessity of engines and armor. A discussion of the new tactics employed by nineteenth-century navies and the revival of an old classic -- the ram. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_006089167X
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