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Battleship Warspite

Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans

Robert Brown

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Hardback

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Seaforth Publishing
01 December 2017
The technical details of British warships were recorded in a set of plans produced by the builders on completion of every ship. Known as the as fitted general arrangements, these drawings documented the exact appearance and fitting of the ship as it entered service. They were very large more than 12 feet long for capital ships highly detailed, annotated and labelled, and drawn with exquisite skill in multi-coloured inks and washes. Intended to provide a permanent reference for the Admiralty and the dockyards, they represent the acme of the draughtsman s art. Today these plans form part of the incomparable collection of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, which is using the latest scanning technology to make digital copies of the highest quality. This book is the first of a series based entirely on these draughts which will depict famous warships in an unprecedented degree of detail complete sets in full colour, with many close-ups and enlargements that make every aspect clear and comprehensible. Extensive captions point the reader to important features to be found in the plans, and an introduction covers the background to the design.

The celebrated battleship 'Warspite' is an ideal introduction to this new series an apparently familiar subject, but given this treatment the result is an anatomy that will fascinate every warship enthusiast and ship modeller. AUTHOR: Robert Brown is a Canadian ship modeller, who has become familiar with official plans in the course of researching his models. He has contributed three volumes in the ShipCraft series, the most recent being 'Japanese Battleships: Fuso and Ise Classes', published in 2016. 128 colour plans
By:   Robert Brown
Imprint:   Seaforth Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 289mm,  Width: 245mm, 
Weight:   616g
ISBN:   9781526719379
ISBN 10:   1526719371
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   01 December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

ROBERT BROWN is a Canadian ship modeller, who has become familiar with official plans in the course of researching his models. He has contributed three volumes in the ShipCraft series, the most recent being _Japanese Battleships: Fuso and Ise Classes_, published in 2016.

Reviews for Battleship Warspite: Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans

Robert Brown's Battleship Warspite: Detailed in the Original Builder's Plans is an exciting new addition to my naval bookshelf. It is highly recommended for naval professionals and interested naval enthusiasts. The next books in this series Cruiser Birmingham and Aircraft Carrier Victorious should also be equally rewarding. --Australian Naval Institute


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