By David K Brown

ISBN-10: 1848322585

ISBN-13: 9781848322585

In the large revolution that affected warship layout among Waterloo and the Warrior, the Royal military used to be commonly depicted as fiercely resisting each swap till it used to be nearly too past due, yet those previous assumptions have been first challenged during this authoritative heritage of the transition from sail to steam. initially released in 1990, it all started a technique of revaluation which has produced a extra confident evaluate of the British contribution to the naval advancements of the interval. This vintage paintings is the following reprinted in a completely re-creation, with extra large illustration.
Beginning with the structural recommendations of Robert Seppings, the booklet lines the sluggish creation of extra clinical equipment and the arrival of steam and the paddle battling send, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the functionality of the fleet within the conflict with Russia (1853–1856), and concludes with the layout of the Warrior, the 1st iron-hulled, seagoing capital send on the earth. the writer provides an image of an organization that used to be good conscious of new know-how, conscientiously comparing its functional virtue, and infrequently (as with its enthusiastic espousal of iron hulls) relocating too speedy for the great of the provider. Written through an eminent naval architect, prior to the Ironclad is either a balanced account of normal advancements, and an in-depth examine of the ships themselves.

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