Black Night of Finisterre: The Tragic Tale of an Early British Ironclad

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HMS Captain was the first sea-going turret warship built to provide all-round firepower. This definitive account of the loss of the Captain details the decade-long public controversy in parliament and the press that led to the building of the ship in unprecedented circumstances. The lengthy controversy involved a disagreement between the Captain' s designer and inventor of the turntable turret gun for warships and the Admiralty Constructor, who regarded the design of the vessel as potentially dangerous. Each had his ...

Black Night of Finisterre: The Tragic Tale of an Early British Ironclad 1999, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557501882

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