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Title:
Naval warfare, 1815-1914
Author:
Sondhaus, Lawrence, 1958-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Physical Description:
viii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415214773

9780415214780
Format :
Book

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Central Library V51 .S66 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

This book looks at the transition of wooden sailing fleets to the modern steel navy. It details the technological breakthroughs that brought about this change - steampower, armour, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at their affect on naval strategy and tactics.
Part of the ever-growing and prestigious Warfare and Historyseries, this book is a must for enthusiasts of military history.


Table of Contents

List of platesp. vi
Prefacep. vii
1 The twilight of sail, 1815-30p. 1
2 Continuity and change, 1830-50p. 27
3 The 1850sp. 55
4 The ironclad revolutionp. 73
5 The 1870sp. 108
6 The Jeune Ecolep. 139
7 The rebirth of the battleshipp. 160
8 The dreadnought and the origins of the First World Warp. 197
9 Reflections on deterrencep. 225
Bibliographyp. 230
Indexp. 237

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