The battlecruisers, brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, combined heavy guns and high speed in the largest hulls of their era. Conceived as 'super-cruisers', to hunt down and destroy commerce raiders, their size and gun-power lead to their inclusion in the battlefleet as a fast squadron of capital ships. This book traces the development of Fisher's original idea into the first battlecruiser Invincible of 1908, through to the 'Splendid Cats' of the Lion class, and culminating in HMS Hood in 1918, the largest warship in the ...
The battlecruisers, brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, combined heavy guns and high speed in the largest hulls of their era. Conceived as 'super-cruisers', to hunt down and destroy commerce raiders, their size and gun-power lead to their inclusion in the battlefleet as a fast squadron of capital ships. This book traces the development of Fisher's original idea into the first battlecruiser Invincible of 1908, through to the 'Splendid Cats' of the Lion class, and culminating in HMS Hood in 1918, the largest warship in the world for the next twenty years. The origins of the unusual 'light battlecruisers' Courageous, Glorious and Furious, later to find fame as aircraft carriers, are also covered. The problems the class suffered are also examined, including the catastrophic loss of three battlecruisers at Jutland in 1916. The developmental history of the battlecruisers is complemented by chapters covering machinery, armament and armour and a full listing of important technical information. With its superb plans and drawings and entirely original research, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in the most charismatic and controversial warships of the battleship era.
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Very Good in Very Good jacket. Quarto. Blue cloth in unclipped jacket. Square quarto. 128 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A history of the British battlecruiser, from their origins to their development and technical refinements. This includes a look at original sources, summaries of ships' service, technical schematics and drawings, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Extremities bumped and creased, with a few small associated tears. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Owner's signature in the interior.
Like New. Like new hardcover with DJ. Dust jacket shows very minor shelf wear, otherwise an unblemished copy. INCLUDES LARGE SCALE PLANS FOR MODELMAKERS OF THE BATTLECRUISER QUEEN MARY, 1913.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
John Roberts. Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. Book. Illustrated in B/w throughout. With a folding plan of HMS Queen Mary 1913 in a pocket on the inside back cover. Glazed pictorial boards. Size: 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. 128 pages. Item Type: Book. Clean and bright pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. No inscriptions. Illustrator: John Roberts. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 1840675306. ISBN/EAN: 9781840675306. Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 024124.
Very Good. 1557500681 Naval Institute Press; Annapolis, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good, tight binding, interior tidy and bright, 1" open tear to buckram of bottom edge of rear board, scuff mark to rear board, soiled spots to bottom text block edge, very lightly sunned page margins, in a Near Fine, minimal wear/scuff marks, Dust wrapper. A nice, clean and unmarked copy. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 128pp., indexed, b&w illustrations, map pocket to rear pastedown with info fold out of HMS Queen Mary 1913 included. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire.
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