Introduction /Design & Development /Tactical Requirements /Armour /Ordnance /Propulsion /Life on Board /Ironclads in Action /Specifications /Bibliography
The story of the greatest technological revolution in naval history - the birth of the steam-powered, iron-hulled warship, and the Royal Navy's battle to remain the most powerful in the world.
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 80 books, 60 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed author has written widely on naval history, from Sovereigns of the Seas and Piracy: The Complete History to his most recent bestseller, Jutland 1916: Twelve Hours to Win the War. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator in both the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
"Provides a concise summary of the ships that were a transition between the wooden walls of Lord Nelson and the battleships of the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries. It was a critical time period in naval architecture and this New Vanguard release provides a nice entry point to the topic." - IPMS / USA