British Battlecruisers 1939–45

British Battlecruisers 1939–45

New Vanguard 88
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 88
  • Publication Date: 22 Oct 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841766331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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When war broke out in 1939, only three true battlecruisers remained in the Royal Navy including HMS ‘Hood', the world's largest and fastest capital ship for much of her life, which would be destroyed in action against the German battleship ‘Bismarck'. Out of the remaining two battlecruisers (‘Repulse' and ‘Renown') one was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Singapore, whilst the other served with distinction until the end of the war. This book traces the pre-war development of these spectacular warships, then describes their wartime exploits, using this to demonstrate their operational and mechanical performance. It examines what life was like on these wartime battlecruisers when they sailed into action.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books, many of which are published by Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include New Vanguard 74: British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939-45 and an ongoing series of titles on the vessels of the American Civil War. Angus lives in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer.Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.

Contents

Introduction Design and Development Operation History Variants Colour plate commentary

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