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Battleships in Transition - The Creation of the Steam Battlefleet, 1815-1860


Year: 1984
Language: english
Author: Lambert А.
Genre: History
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 0870210904
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 168
Description: Explores the period between 1815 and 1860 during which,the construction, hull design, armament and propulsion of the battlefleet changed beyond recognition. Of these factors, the introduction of steampower, driving a screw propeller, and the shell-firing gun had the most significant impact, so that the steam line-of-battleship came ot be recognized as a radical new system more than a decade before the advent of the ironclad; profusely illustrated with b & w photos; line drawings, and maps.

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