2012. Hardcover. The only comprehensive study of cruisers in this era. In-depth analysis, original and thought-provoking. Heavily illustrated with 300 photos, and ship plans by A D Baker III. Num Pages: 400 pages, 300 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DB; 3JH; HBTM; JWMV2; WGG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 297 x 254 x 27. Weight in Grams: 1806. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Gradually evolving from the masted steam frigates of the mid-nineteenth century, the first modern cruiser is not easy to define, but for the sake of this book the starting point is taken to be Iris and Mercury of 1875. They were the RN's first steel-built warships; were designed primarily to be steamed rather than sailed; and formed the basis of a line of succeeding cruiser classes. The story ends with the last armoured cruisers, which were succeeded by the first battlecruisers (originally called armoured cruisers), and with the last Third Class Cruisers (Topaze class), all conceived before 1906. Coverage, therefore, dovetails precisely with Friedman's previous book on British cruisers, although this one also includes the wartime experience of the earlier ships.rn The two central themes are cruisers for the fleet and cruisers for overseas operations, including (but not limited to) trade protection. The distant-waters aspect covers the belted cruisers, which were nearly capital ships, intended to deal with foreign second-class battleships in the Far East. The main enemies contemplated during this period were France and Russia, and the book includes British assessments of their strength and intentions, with judgements as to how accurate those assessments were.rn As would be expected of Friedman, the book is deeply researched, original in its analysis, and full of striking insights - another major contribution to the history of British warships.
About the Author: NORMAN FRIEDMAN is arguably America's most prominent naval analyst, and the author of more than thirty books covering a range of naval subjects, from warship histories to contemporary defence issues. Seaforth has recently published his first volume on British cruisers and his encyclopaedic Naval Weapons of World War One.
Title: British Cruisers
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
Book Condition: New
Book Description Seaforth Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Unread copy in good condition. There are tears to the dust jacket and some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK. International orders may take up to 3-4 weeks. August2016. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000112957
Book Description Seaforth, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Ships From The UK. Bookseller Inventory # 269912
Book Description Seaforth, UK, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. VG/VG, SECOND UK PRINTING,minor dj edge small tears or scuffs else clean/unmarked NICE COPY,MH. Bookseller Inventory # 10251601
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Dust jacket tear. Otherwise, very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001461652
Book Description Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good in Near Fine DJ. 432 pp., squarish 4to. Hardcover in dj. Ship plans by A. D. Baker III, John R. Dominy, Alan Raven & Paul Webb. W/ comprehensive ship data appendices & in-depth photos & detailed plans. Some very light shelfwear to boards. Slight cocking & shaking to spine but binding very sturdy. Some light soiling & po pen signature/date to title pg otherwise textblock clean & crisp. Faint scuffing to dj. Bookseller Inventory # 157915
Book Description Pen Sword Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 289 x 245 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For most of the twentieth century Britain possessed both the world s largest merchant fleet and its most extensive overseas territories. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Royal Navy always showed a particular interest in the cruiser - a multi-purpose warship needed in large numbers to defend trade routes and police the empire. Above all other types, the cruiser s competing demands of quality and quantity placed a heavy burden on designers, and for most of the inter-war years Britain sought to square this circle through international treaties restricting both size and numbers. In the process she virtually invented the heavy cruiser and inspired the large 6in-armed cruiser, neither of which, ironically, served her best interests. For the first time this book seeks to comprehend the full policy background, from which a different and entirely original picture emerges of British cruiser development.After the war the cruiser s role was reconsidered and the final chapters of the book cover modernisations, the plans for missile-armed ships and the convoluted process that turned the through-deck cruiser into the Invincible class light carriers. With detailed appendices of ship data, and illustrated in depth with photos and A D Baker s specially commissioned plans, British Cruisers truly matches the lofty standards set by Friedman s previous books on British destroyers. Bookseller Inventory # PAS9781848320789
Book Description Seaforth, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Ships From The UK. Bookseller Inventory # 26.912
Book Description naval institute press, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Internally nice and clean copy. wrapper is in a great condition as well, oversized , heavy book, additional postage may apply. For detailed description and photos please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # 100052
Book Description Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The book contains many, many photographs as well as ship plans by A. D. Baker, III. Appears unread. Due to size and weight no out of USA orders. Bookseller Inventory # 001012
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Minor wear on dj , unmarked pages. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001000624