Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser

Yalu River 1894

Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser cover

Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser

Yalu River 1894

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Fully illustrated with stunning artwork, Chinese Ironclad Battleship vs Japanese Protected Cruiser is the engrossing story of the Yalu River campaign, where Chinese and Japanese warships fought for control of Korea.

The 1894–95 war between China and Japan, known in the West as the First Sino-Japanese War, lasted only nine months, but its impact resonates today.

The Chinese Beiyang (Northern) Fleet was led by her flagship, Dingyuan, and her sister ship, Zhenyuan, which were the biggest in Asia; German-built armored turret ships, they were armed with four 12in guns and two 6in guns, plus six smaller guns and three torpedo tubes. For their part the Japanese fleet, including the Matsushima and her sister ships Itsukushima and Hashidate, were each armed with a single 12.6in Canet gun and 11 or 12 4.7in guns, plus smaller guns and four torpedo tubes. The scene was set for a bloody confrontation that would stun the world and transform the relationship between China and Japan.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Chronology / Design and Development / Technical Specifications / The Combatants / The Strategic Situation / Combat / Statistics and Analysis / Aftermath / Bibliography / Index

Product details

Published Feb 19 2019
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472828408
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Duel
Short code DUE 92
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Benjamin Lai

Benjamin Lai was born in Hong Kong, educated in th…

Illustrator

Paul Wright

Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for mos…

Illustrator

Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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