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British Ironclads 1860-75: HMS Warrior and the Royal Navy's 'Black Battlefleet'

Angus Konstam Paul Wright

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Osprey
01 October 2018
History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Military history; Military & naval ships
Series: New Vanguard
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.
By:   Angus Konstam
Illustrated by:   Paul Wright
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   262
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm, 
Weight:   168g
ISBN:   9781472826893
ISBN 10:   1472826892
Series:   New Vanguard
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 80 books, 60 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed author has written widely on naval history, from Sovereigns of the Seas and Piracy: The Complete History to his most recent bestseller, Jutland 1916: Twelve Hours to Win the War. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator in both the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Reviews for British Ironclads 1860-75: HMS Warrior and the Royal Navy's 'Black Battlefleet'

Provides a concise summary of the ships that were a transition between the wooden walls of Lord Nelson and the battleships of the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries. It was a critical time period in naval architecture and this New Vanguard release provides a nice entry point to the topic. - IPMS / USA


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