Home  > Categories > Product List > British Battleships 1914-18 (1)

British Battleships 1914-18 (1)
48 page book.

 Other products to consider

Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships
Classic Warships
British Battleships 1914-18
Osprey Books
$17.95 $12.99
Backordered (Sign up for an email
notification when it's
back in stock!)
List price: $17.95
You pay: $12.99
(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Notify me
Add to watch list

Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP NVG200
View all products of type "Dreadnought Class"
View all products of type "Queen Elizabeth Class"
Author: Angus Konstam
Illustrator: Paul Wright

About this book
The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. The first half-dozen dreadnoughts were all improvements of the basic Dreadnought design, all carrying ten 12-inch guns. It was only in 1911, with the launch of HMS Neptune that the layout of this powerful armament was altered as a result of practical experience. Two more versions of the Neptune entered service later that same year. These nine improved dreadnoughts formed the core of the British High Seas Fleet. They would soon, however, be outclassed by a new breed of "super dreadnoughts", the subject of the second volume in this two-part story. While these new battleships carried larger 13.5-inch guns, they proved less successful as all-round battleships than their more lightly-armed predecessors. One last 12-inch gun dreadnought entered service in 1914, when a seven turret battleship being built for the Turks was commandeered by the Royal Navy, and re-named HMS Agincourt. This New Vanguard title, the first of two covering these famous warships will uncover the full story of the British battleships of World War I. The book will look at their revolutionary design, the 12-inch guns that provided them with their firepower, and the way these guns were fired in anger.

  • Introduction
  • Design & Development
  • Operational History
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Paperback; May 2013; 48 pages; ISBN: 9781780961675

We accept paypal, as well as mastercard, visa, american express and discover cards. We ship via UPS and US Postal Service.

Copyright © 2005-2016 Scale Hobbyist, all rights reserved