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By R A Burt

This quantity brings to of entirety the reissue of R A Burt's very good bestselling three-volume heritage of British battleships, and it covers the pre-dreadnought period which has, in recent times, got a brand new and fervent following.

The Russian warfare scare of 1884 and the public's nervousness concerning the Royal Navy's skill to struggle a contemporary battle at sea led to the Naval Defence Act of 1889 and an unlimited programme of warship building. Over the subsequent two decades a fleet of fifty two battleships used to be equipped, development eventually interrupted by way of the innovative Dreadnought layout. during this new quantity, the writer provides complete info of layout and building, armament, safeguard, equipment and function, all subsidized up with exact information tables directory layout figures, trials effects, and whole details at diversified phases within the ships' careers. The historical past of every battleship is chronicled and the reader is reminded in their significant contribution within the First global struggle. They bore the brunt of the motion on the Dardenelles, bombarded the Belgium coast, patrolled the North Sea and the Channel, strengthened the Italian Fleet, and served in East Africa, the East Indies and the White Sea. such a lot have been greatly converted in the course of the conflict and this sort has made them of designated curiosity to the historian, fanatic and send modeller.

With the addition of many new pictures from the author's immense assortment, this new version is just a 'must-have' addition to each naval library.

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