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Book and wrapper condition:

An illustrated card, with integral flaps, covered bound book in at least NEAR FINE condition, no discernible sign of use.

Appears unread - as new!

208 pages. 215 mm. x 260 mm. 12 mm.
Weight wrapped <900 grams.

£12.00 plus postage


Rebuilding the ROYAL NAVY


by David K. Brown & George Moore
Line drawings by John Roberts

This soft cover edition first published in Great Britain in 2012 by Seaforth Publishing, Pen and Sword
First published by Chatham Publishing Ltd., 2003

ISBN 978 1 84832 150 2

Jacket Blurbs:

Rebuilding the ROYAL NAVY: Warship Design since 1945: A flash photograph intended to give an impression of the appearance and general condition of this book.This design history of post-war British warship development, based on both declassified documentation and personal experience, is the fourth and final volume in the author's masterly account of the development of Royal Navy's ships from the 1850s to the Falklands War.

The RN fleet in 1945 was enormous, but it was old and worn out, and Britain faced austerity and a reduced world role. In addition, new threats and technologies rendered even the most recent ships obsolescent. How designers responded to these unprecedented challenges is the central theme of this book, and it covers the ambitious plans for the conversion or replacement of the bigger ships, and looks at all the new construction, from aircraft carriers through destroyers and frigates, to submarines (including nuclear and strategic), to minesweepers and small craft. The authors pay particular attention to the innovations introduced and analyse the impact of the Falklands War. This volume has added pertinence as D K Brown covers the period during which he himself worked as a naval constructor. This personal knowledge is augmented by George Moore's in-depth archival research on recently declassified material.

Today the Royal Navy is still a powerful and potent force with a number of innovative classes, both surface and sub-surface, coming on stream. This book offers a fascinating insight into how the post-war fleet developed and adapted to the changing role of the navy.

Rebuilding the ROYAL NAVY: Warship Design since 1945: A scanned image of this book's spine intended to give an impression of the appearance and general condition of this book.

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