Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945 (Paperback)
  • Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945 (Paperback)
zoom

Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945 (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£19.99
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 19/07/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This design history of post-war British warship development, based on both declassified documentation and personal experience, is the fourth and final volume in the author's masterly account of development of Royal Navy's ships from the 1850s to the Falklands War. In this volume the author covers the period in which he himself worked as a Naval Constructor, while this personal knowledge is augmented by George Moore's in-depth archival research on recently declassified material. The RN fleet in 1945 was old and worn out, while new threats and technologies, and post-war austerity called for new solutions. How designers responded to these unprecedented challenges is the central theme of this book. It covers the ambitious plans for the conversion or replacement of the bigger ships; looks at all the new construction, from aircraft carriers, through destroyers and frigates, to submarines (including nuclear and strategic), to minesweepers and small craft. The authors pay particular attention to the innovations introduced, and analyses the impact of the Falklands War.At the start of the twenty-first century the Royal Navy is still a powerful and potent force with new and a number of innovative classes, both surface and sub-surface, coming on stream. This book offers a fascinating insight into how the post-war fleet developed and adapted to the changing role of the Navy.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848321502
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 220 x 200 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Admiral Benbow
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Hunter Killers
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
HMS Belfast Guidebook
Added to basket
£5.00
Paperback
Target Tirpitz
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
With the Old Breed
Added to basket
Cochrane the Dauntless
Added to basket
Empire of the Deep
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Citizen Sailors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Phoenix Squadron
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Jutland, 1916
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Nelson
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Castles Of Steel
Added to basket
British Battleships 1939-45 (1)
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.