British Warships of the Second World War


Detailed in the original builders’ plans

By: John Roberts
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Series: As detailed in the original builders plans
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781473890688
Published: 6th February 2017
RRP / Print Price: £35.00

Current purchase price:
£35.00

British Warships of the Second World War

This volume reproduces a representative selection of official plans depicting the main types of warship with which the Royal Navy fought the Second World War. Carefully chosen from the incomparable collection at the National Maritime Museum, these range from battleships and fleet aircraft carriers, through cruisers, destroyers and submarines, to examples of the vast array of specialist vessels built during the war.

Concentrating on ‘as fitted’ drawings which show the warships as they first entered service, this collection offers an unprecedented wealth of detail on the equipment and fittings of some of the Royal Navy’s most famous ships. It also documents how their appearance changed over time, since many of the plans include alterations and additions made in different shades of ink and wash, and here printed in full colour for instant understanding of the modifications. With an accompanying text and detailed individual captions by one of the leading experts in the field, this book provides an insight into the warship design process itself, and explains for the benefit of ship modellers and technical historians which types of plan contain the most valuable information. 

For anyone with more than a passing interest in warship design and construction, this book will be a revelation.

 




Some books that may interest you

The Crushing of Army Group North 1944 - 1945
The Crushing of Army Group North 1944 - 1945
By: Ian Baxter

From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka
From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka
By: Janet Macdonald

For The Sake Of Example
For The Sake Of Example
By: Anthony Babington

Early Jet Bombers, 1944-1954
Early Jet Bombers, 1944-1954
By: Leo Marriott

Stalin's Secret War
Stalin's Secret War
By: Rupert Butler

The Modern Cruiser
The Modern Cruiser
By: Robert C Stern

Commandos in Exile
Commandos in Exile
By: Nick Van der Bijl

British and German Battlecruisers
British and German Battlecruisers
By: Michele Cosentino

Three German Invasions of France
Three German Invasions of France
By: Douglas Fermer



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.