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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.

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.

A Dictionary Of British History

Author : John Cannon
ISBN : 9780199550371
Genre : History
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This reference covers all aspects of the history of Britain from 55 BC to the present day. Over 3600 entries describe the people and events that have shaped domestic, political, social and cultural life in Britain over the past two millennia.

British Warship Losses In The Ironclad Era 1860 1919

Author : David 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.

British Cruisers Of The Victorian Era

Author : Norman Friedman
ISBN : 9781473803121
Genre : History
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“This magnificent book reinforces Norman Friedman's unparalleled reputation as a peerless author of maritime topics.”—Australian Naval Institute 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, historian Norman Friedman takes as a starting point Iris and Mercury of 1875. They were the Royal Navy’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 progresses with the last armored cruisers, which were succeeded by the first battlecruisers (originally called armored cruisers), and with the last Third Class Cruisers (Topaze class), all conceived before 1906. While dovetailing precisely with the author's previous book on British cruisers, this one also includes the wartime experience of the earlier ships. 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 judgments as to how accurate those assessments were. Deeply researched, original in its analysis, and full of striking insights, this is another major contribution by Norman Friedman to the history of British warships.

Britain S Maritime Heritage

Author : Robert Simper
ISBN : UOM:39015001072712
Genre : Business & Economics
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Conway S All The World S Fighting Ships 1860 1905

Author : Eugène M. Koleśnik
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026050463
Genre : Political Science
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Naval Warfare 1815 1914

Author : Lawrence Sondhaus
ISBN : 0415214785
Genre : History
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This book looks at the transition of wooden sailing fleets to the modern steel navy. It details the technological breakthroughs that brought about this change - steampower, armour, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at their affect on naval strategy and tactics. Part of the ever-growing and prestigious Warfare and History series, this book is a must for enthusiasts of military history.

America History And Life

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Birth Of The Battleship

Author : John Francis Beeler
ISBN : UOM:39015049517819
Genre : Battleships
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Many books have covered the technological revolution that saw wooden hulls replaced by iron and steel, sail superseded by steam, and smooth-bore muzzle-loading gun giving way to rifled breech-loaders and entirely new weapons like torpedoes. But previous works have tended to concentrate on the technology itself, largely to the exclusion of external but crucial factors, like politics, finance, administrative problems, foreign threats and strategic situations. The years 1870-1885 have also been neglected because they were seen as the 'dark ages of the Admiralty', but this book argues strongly that, although the problems faced were greater than in previous decades, it is actually a pivotal period in the emergence of the modern warship. In so doing, it counters the general perception that that those responsible for British design policy at the time were retrogressive, incompetent, or both. What emerges is a more complete picture of the problems - often insoluble - faced by the Admiralty during the era, and the sensible steps it took to meet them.

The Junior Encyclopedia Britannica

Author : L. Brent Vaughan
ISBN : MINN:31951T000759981
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The British Navy

Author : Thomas Brassey
ISBN : 9781108024679
Genre : History
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This comprehensive survey of the British Navy at a time of technological development was published between 1882 and 1883.

History Of The British Steel Industry

Author : J.C CARR & A.E.G. WRIGHT
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The Journal Of Military History

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Genre : Electronic journals
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The Encyclopedia Americana

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Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Encyclopedia Americana Venice To Wilmot

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ISBN : PSU:000059160724
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The American South

Author : Jessica S. Brown
ISBN : UVA:X030198499
Genre : Southern States
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"This two-volume work ... with its almost 8,900 abstracts and annotations of articles drawn from an international list of over 500 periodicals dealing with history and related disciplines published between 1974 and 1984 ... "Introd., p. viii.

Studies In International History

Author : William Norton Medlicott
ISBN : UCAL:B4027941
Genre : Great Britain
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Parodies Of The Works Of English American Authors

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ISBN : UOM:39015030849106
Genre : English wit and humor
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Arms And The State

Author : Marshall J. Bastable
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114323269
Genre : History
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"Arms and the State situates the history of the company in its technological, political and international contexts, with particular attention given to the role of British Parliamentary politics and the inner workings of the War Office and Admiralty bureaucracies. The central narrative is Armstrong's role in the militarization of technology in the 1850s, the commercialization of the armaments trade on a global scale in the 1860s and 1870s, and the emergence of the British military-industrial state in the 1880s and 1890s.

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