British Battleships, 1892-1957

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780906223147: British Battleships, 1892-1957
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From the dust jacket. When the Vanguard was paid off into reserve in 1956, it marked the end of an epoch of Britain's history: that of her sea power as embodied in her great battleships. At Queen Victoria's Jubilee Review in 1897, Britain's naval might was assembled in lines of ships covering a distance of twenty five miles. Paramount among them, the single element which established beyond question Britain's naval supremacy, were her twenty two modern battleships. Yet within sixty years, the ships which had once been the Navy's spearhead and her pride were extinct, superseded by a sea power which had come to depend on submarines, escorts, aircraft and missiles. In this standard work of naval scholarship, Commander Pears describes each class of ship from those final sixty years in detail, with a photograph of each; and he adds vivid historical notes about both their ancestry and their fortunes. This facsimile reprint of a classic among naval histories (it was first published in 1957) will be welcomed by anyone for whom the memory of our great capital ships, sailing in line astern under full steam, still stirs the blood.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Randolph Pears
Published by Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd. (1979)
ISBN 10: 0906223148 ISBN 13: 9780906223147
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd., 1979. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0906223148

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
180.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds