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British Ironclads 1860 75

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 9781472826886
Genre : History
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In November 1859, the French warship La Gloire was launched. She was the world's first seagoing ironclad - a warship built from wood, but whose hull was clad in a protective layer of iron plate. Britain, not to be outdone, launched her own ironclad the following year - HMS Warrior - which, when she entered service, became the most powerful warship in the world. Just like the Dreadnought half a century later, this ship changed the nature of naval warfare forever, and sparked a frantic arms race. The elegant but powerful Warrior embodied the technological advances of the early Victorian era, and the spirit of this new age of steam, iron and firepower. Fully illustrated with detailed cutaway artwork, this book covers the British ironclad from its inception and emergence in 1860, to 1875, a watershed year, which saw the building of a new generation of recognisably modern turreted battleships.
Category: History

European Ironclads 1860 75

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 9781472826749
Genre : History
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From Spain to Russia, and from Ottoman Turkey to Bismarck's Prussia, this book explores 15 years that transformed European naval warfare. When the Gloire slid down the Toulon slipway in 1859, it changed sea power forever. With this ship, the world's first oceangoing ironclad, France had a warship that could sink any other, and which was proof against the guns of any wooden ship afloat. Instantly, an arms race began between the great navies of Europe – first to build their own ironclads, and then to surpass each other's technology and designs. As both armour and gun technology rapidly improved, naval architects found new ways to mount and protect guns. The ram briefly came back into fashion, and Italian and Austro-Hungarian fleets fought the ironclad era's great battle at Lissa. By the end of this revolutionary period, the modern battleship was becoming recognizable, and new naval powers were emerging to dominate Europe's waters.
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British Warship Losses In The Ironclad Era

Author : David J. Hepper
ISBN : UOM:39015064896791
Genre : History
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A chronological listing of all British naval vessels lost through accident or enemy action from 1860 to the end of the First World War, with full descriptions of the circumstances. A sequel to David Hepper’s highly valuable British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, which is now the standard reference on the subject, this volume carries the coverage forward from the first ironclad to the end of the First World War. All losses down to the smallest vessels are included, whether caused by accident, stress of weather or enemy action, and full details of the circumstances are given, based on courts of enquiry, senior officers’ reports and other primary source material. Many incidents in this volume have never previously been studied in any depth, including scores of sinkings during the First World War, so the book represents a real and substantial contribution to the subject. But it is more than a bald recitation of facts, with highly readable entries containing fascinating and little-known details. There is also a representative selection of photographs showing the variety of fates suffered by warships in this era. The organization is basically chronological, but there are full indexes by ship name, by commanding officer and by ship type, making thematic research that much easier. In summary, the book is an important new source of reference for the naval history of this period.
Category: History

Britain S Maritime Heritage

Author : Robert Simper
ISBN : UOM:39015001072712
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Tragic Years 1860 1865

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017813673
Genre : History
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This re-creation of the Civil War by two American historians weaves together the diaries, the letters, the recorded words of generals and privates, politicians and homemakers, reporters and historians, poets and spies. These documents show how these tragic years were actually experienced by those involved, how the war remade the Union through a profound social upheaval, and they illuminate the deep, divisive issues which tore the United States apart.
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The Junior Encyclopedia Britannica

Author : L. Brent Vaughan
ISBN : MINN:31951T000759981
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Arms And The State

Author : Marshall J. Bastable
ISBN : 0754634043
Genre : History
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Arms and the State is a history of Britain's first modern armaments company, Sir William G. Armstrong Whitworth Company, from 1854 to 1914. The study focuses on Sir William G. Armstrong, an engineer and entrepreneur who transformed his mechanical engineering business into a vast industrial enterprise which manufactured and sold heavy guns and warships globally. Bastable discusses such varied topics as the social and political nature of technological innovation; the impact of armaments on British politics; defence policies; the international arms trade; and imperialism.
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