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Conway's Battleships, Revised and Expanded: The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All-Big-Gun Ships epub ebook

by Ian Sturton

Conway's Battleships, Revised and Expanded: The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All-Big-Gun Ships epub ebook

Author: Ian Sturton
Category: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Naval Institute Press; Rev Exp edition (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 192 pages
ISBN: 159114132X
ISBN13: 978-1591141327
Rating: 4.4
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Published by Conway Maritime Press, 2008

Published by Conway Maritime Press, 2008. For fifty years battleships represented the military might and pride of their countries.

In their day, these mighty ships represented a country's military pride. They served with distinction in two World Wars and threatened and impressed in equal measure.

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Conway's Battleships: The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All-big-gun Ships. As a compendium of all the battleships and battlecruisers built from 1906 onwards, Ian Sturton's book is an essential reference

Conway's Battleships: The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All-big-gun Ships. As a compendium of all the battleships and battlecruisers built from 1906 onwards, Ian Sturton's book is an essential reference. But the line drawings are rather basic and only show a profile of each ship, and the photgraphs although well chosen are poorly printed and lack contrast and detail. There are better sources of information and debate, but as a collection of often esoteric vessels this deserves a look.

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Sturton, Ian. Conway's Battleships: The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All-Big-Gun Ships (2008). Gunnery, Procurement, and Strategy in the Dreadnought Era," The Journal of Military History v69 (2005) 1179-1187 online at Project Muse.

This volume preserves the technical data, design background, and career histories of all the world's battleships and battle cruisers.

For two generations, battleships represented the military might and pride of their respective countries. This volume preserves the technical data, design background, and career histories of all the world's battleships and battle cruisers. Organized by nation, type, and class, each battleship is described in detail and illustrated with plans and historic photographs. Produkt został dodany 0. 0. Ostatnia zmiana danych produktu miała miejsce 0. 7.

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All the World's Battleships : 1906 to the Present I. Sturton ISBN-10: 0851774482 ISBN-13 . Sturton ISBN-10: 0851774482 ISBN-13: 9780851774480.

For two generations, battleships, sometimes known as all-big-gun ships, represented the military might and pride of their respective countries. They threatened, they impressed, they surprised in a way that no other symbol could, and their presence influenced events for hundreds of miles around. Since today's capital ships are solely platforms for missiles or aircraft, battleships will never be built again. This volume preserves the technical data, design background, and career histories of all the world's battleships and battle cruisers. Organized by nation, type, and class, each battleship is described in detail and illustrated with plans and historic photographs. Ship histories include references to important technical and political developments in the various navies of the world. The book is a revision and expansion of Conway's All the World's Battleships: 1906 to the Present, last published in 1988.

Reviews (3)
Gosar
I found this to be an excellent reference to the world's battleships, but not without some reservations. On the positive side, I liked that it included all of the ships considered to be Dreadnought-type battleships. I particularly liked the scale profile drawings, which gave me a ready way to visually compare one ship with another. On the negative side, I was disappointed with the lack of even one photograph of some of the ships. I also thought the author spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the armor of each class of battleship and not enough discussing the armament. Also, there was only the briefest mention of the service records of most of the ships. Overall, for what its subtitle says it is: a 'visual reference' I find it a worthwhile purchase and worthy addition to a naval historian's library.

Braswyn
This is a very interesting and informative book. It is only for those with a very good background in naval history.

Cashoutmaster
This book provides a very reasonable quick look at the battleships from Dreadnought and South Carolina on. The term "all-big-gun ships" may be a bit of a misnomer. You'll find the Glorious and Furious here, which were basically bizarre cruisers--not even battlecruisers, but you will not find the pocket battleship Graf Spee, with its 6 11" guns. Nor will you find monitors, which are certainly all-big-gun ships, but not battleships. The omission of the Graf Spee/Deutschland seems odd. You cannot limit inclusion just to all-big-gun warships of 12" guns and up, since you'd then have to leave out the Nassau, Von Der Tann, Seydlitz, etc, warships of WW I.

You get side views, photographs, and some paintings in the book, plus a short narrative history. This is done in 240 pages, so there is not much room to go into a wealth of details. The book is well-done, with glossy pages, and it has a good feel to it. There are, however, some basic problems which are not addressed here. The large warships (cruisers, battlecruisers, pocket battleships, and battleships--I'm not including carriers here) of later WWI and all of WW II all had (to my knowledge) center-line turrets. This made protection of those turrets easier, and it was more efficient in terms of fields of fire, at least as regards broadsides. There were ships in which some of the turrets could only fire broadside, not forward or back. For these ships, side diagrams are sufficient to give the reader an appreciation of the firepower capabilities. But in many WW I ships (as well as some WW II destroyers, etc) many of the turrets were not centerline. In the Nassau and Helgoland classes, for example, which had 6 2-gun turrets, only 4 of the turrets could fire, say, to port. The British had quite a few battleships like this, and others where, say, a turret was located on the port side of the hull, and further back another turret was on the starboard. In theory, the port turret could fire across the deck to starboard, but the blast effects would have been a major problem. The side views provided in the book are not as useful in these cases as an overhead diagram would have been. Fields of fire are certainly important in these cases.

There's no reference section for sources and other recommended books. If you're interested in the design of battleships, I'd strongly recommend the classic by Oscar Parkes: British Battleships. This book--copies are expensive, but well worth it--has a wealth of information, design details, narrative, overhead views, etc, on the British battleships from 1860 on, and there's plenty also about battleships of other navies, and the influence they had upon British design. If you like battleship details, that's a book you should have in your library. But for a quicker review, Conway's book is fine.

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