The Pre-dreadnought Revolution

The Pre-dreadnought Revolution

Developing the Bulwarks of Sea Power

Book - 2013
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The late nineteenth century saw an unparalleled revolution in warship development as the Victorian navy found itself grappling with intense technical change to ensure its survival in the modern theatre. From the wooden battleships of the 1800s, naval architecture underwent great change to produce a very different form of capital ship, which would have a huge impact and change naval design forever. the dreadnought was constructed of steel, wholly driven by steam power and carried its rifled ordnance in armoured turrets operated by hydraulics. Electrics, mechanical computers, mines and torpedo weapons were also utilised to create an immensely powerful fighting ship the likes of which had never been seen before.
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire :, History Press,, 2013
Description: 224 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780752457949
Branch Call Number: 623.8125 Ber

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