Item #901915 Battleships and Battle Cruisers 1905 - 1970. Siegfried Breyer.
Battleships and Battle Cruisers 1905 - 1970

Battleships and Battle Cruisers 1905 - 1970

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974.

1974 reprint of the first English language edition first published in 1973. With 922 side elevations, deck plans, cross sections and detail sketches including an introduction: Historical Development of the Capital Ship. Translated from the German by Alfred Kurti.

A comprehensive survey of battleships and battle cruisers conceived, designed, or put into service by maritime nations (United Kingdom, U.S., Germany, Brazil, Spain, Japan, Italy, Russian, Argentina, Austro-Hungary, France, Turkey, Chile, Greece, Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Portugal, Poland) during the period 1905-1972. The history and characteristic features of every ship are described in detail with information about size, dimensions, range, fuel capacity, ship’s company, armaments, and many other aspects presented in numerous tables. The book opens with a survey of the historical development of large fighting ships going back to 4000 BC and describing their development during the Greek and Roman empires. The development of ship design, armaments and naval tactics is discussed in detail, as are the broader political considerations influencing the size of ships and composition of fleets.

Item #901915
ISBN: 03850724703

8-3/8 x 10-1/8", blue paper over thick boards with silver titles, pictorial endpapers, 480pp, foreword, explanations, abbreviations & symbols, introduction, all the world's capital ships 1905-1972, alphabetical list of ships, geographical breakdown, bibliography, index, fully illus. with 922 detailed drawings by the author.

Bumping upper corner and scraping to surface of rear board, , else fine in near fine dust wrapper and protective mylar.

Price: $85.00