British Ironclads 1860 75

Author: Angus Konstam
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472826876
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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.
British Ironclads 1860–75
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Angus Konstam
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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
European Ironclads 1860–75
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Angus Konstam
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

From Spain to Russia, and from Ottoman Turkey to Bismarck's Prussia, this book explores 15 years that transformed European naval warfare. When the Gloire slid down the Toulon slipway in 1859, it changed sea power forever. With this ship, the world's first oceangoing ironclad, France had a warship that could
A Dictionary of British History
Language: en
Pages: 711
Authors: John Cannon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-21 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This reference covers all aspects of the history of Britain from 55 BC to the present day. Over 3600 entries describe the people and events that have shaped domestic, political, social and cultural life in Britain over the past two millennia.
British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817-1863
Language: en
Pages: 414
Authors: Rif Winfield
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-30 - Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

The publication of this book sees the completion of a monumental work listing the technical details and career histories of every significant British warship between 1603 and 1863. Following three earlier volumes, this one carries forward the story from the post-Napoleonic War reorganisation of the Royal Navy's rating system to
The Oxford Companion to British History
Language: en
Pages: 1045
Authors: John Cannon, Professor of Modern History John Cannon, Robert Crowcroft
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Here, in a single convenient volume, is the essential reference book for anyone with an interest in British history. First published in 1997, under the editorship of the late John Cannon and in consultation with over 100 distinguished contributors, this Companion has now been updated by Robert Crowcroft to include