British Ironclads 1860–75

HMS Warrior and the Royal Navy's 'Black Battlefleet'

British Ironclads 1860–75 cover

British Ironclads 1860–75

HMS Warrior and the Royal Navy's 'Black Battlefleet'

Description

In November 1859, the French warship La Gloire was launched. She was the world's first seagoing ironclad - a warship built from wood, but whose hull was clad in a protective layer of iron plate. Britain, not to be outdone, launched her own ironclad the following year - HMS Warrior - which, when she entered service, became the most powerful warship in the world.

Just like the Dreadnought half a century later, this ship changed the nature of naval warfare forever, and sparked a frantic arms race. The elegant but powerful Warrior embodied the technological advances of the early Victorian era, and the spirit of this new age of steam, iron and firepower.

Fully illustrated with detailed cutaway artwork, this book covers the British ironclad from its inception and emergence in 1860, to 1875, a watershed year, which saw the building of a new generation of recognisably modern turreted battleships.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Design & Development /Tactical Requirements /Armour /Ordnance /Propulsion /Life on Board /Ironclads in Action /Specifications /Bibliography

Product details

Published Sep 20 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472826879
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 262
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

Illustrator

Paul Wright

Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for mos…

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