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Title:
Battlecruisers
Author:
Roberts, John, 1945 January 16-
Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
General Note:
Folded sheet of plans inserted.

First published: London : Chatham, 1997.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557500687
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Each volume in this groundbreaking series gives readers detailed developmental histories of the world's ship types along with highly detailed folding plans and cutaway drawings of particularly significant vessels.

This book traces the development of Fisher's original idea into the first battlecruiser, Invincible of 1908, through the "Splendid Cats" of the Lion class, to HMS Hood in 1918 -- the largest warship in the world for the next twenty years.


Author Notes

John Roberts has written widely on warships of the battleship era. He was editor of the journal Warship from 1972-1982 and 1994-1995


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Originsp. 10
Design and Construction 1905-14p. 24
Battlecruiser Revivalp. 46
Perspective drawingsp. 66
Machineryp. 68
Armamentp. 82
Armourp. 99
Conclusionp. 114
Summary of Servicep. 122
Sourcesp. 124
Notesp. 125
Indexp. 127