By David K Brown
Beginning with the structural options of Robert Seppings, the ebook strains the sluggish advent of extra clinical tools and the arrival of steam and the paddle battling send, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the functionality of the fleet within the struggle with Russia (1853–1856), and concludes with the layout of the Warrior, the 1st iron-hulled, seagoing capital send on the earth. the writer offers an image of an agency that was once good conscious of new expertise, rigorously comparing its functional virtue, and infrequently (as with its enthusiastic espousal of iron hulls) relocating too quick for the nice of the carrier. Written by way of an eminent naval architect, earlier than the Ironclad is either a balanced account of basic advancements, and an in-depth learn of the ships themselves.
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Before the Ironclad: Warship Design and Development 1815-1860 by David K Brown