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Synopsis: The battlecruisers, brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, combined heavy guns and high speed in the largest hulls of their era. Conceived as 'super-cruisers', to hunt down and destroy commerce raiders, their size and gun-power lead to their inclusion in the battlefleet as a fast squadron of capital ships. This book traces the development of Fisher's original idea into the first battlecruiser Invincible of 1908, through to the 'Splendid Cats' of the Lion class, and culminating in HMS Hood in 1918, the largest warship in the world for the next twenty years. The origins of the unusual 'light battlecruisers' Courageous, Glorious and Furious, later to find fame as aircraft carriers, are also covered. The problems the class suffered are also examined, including the catastrophic loss of three battlecruisers at Jutland in 1916.
The developmental history of the battlecruisers is complemented by chapters covering machinery, armament and armour and a full listing of important technical information. With its superb plans and drawings and entirely original research, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in the most charismatic and controversial warships of the battleship era.
Title: Battlecruisers (Shipshape)
Book Condition: New
Book Description Caxton Editions, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-library. *EXPRESS DELIVERY AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT* UK Dispatch. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000051084
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003612172
Book Description Caxton Editions, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_198022666
Book Description Caxton Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2822041669
Book Description Caxton, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. John Roberts (illustrator). Illustrated in B/w throughout. With a folding plan of HMS Queen Mary 1913 in a pocket on the inside back cover. Glazed pictorial boards . Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 128 pages. Item Type: Book. Clean and bright pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. No inscriptions. Illustrator: John Roberts . Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 1840675306. ISBN/EAN: 9781840675306. Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 024124. Bookseller Inventory # 024124
Book Description CAXTON, UK, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A VERY GOOD COPY IN DUST JACKET WITH LIGHT SHELF WEAR TO EDGES OF JACKET. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP. Size: 128 Pages. Bookseller Inventory # 019509
Book Description Caxton Editions, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Includes folding plans of HMS Queen Mary 1913 in pocket to rear. Dustwrapper price clipped. No inscriptions. Some light shelf wear otherwise a clean bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000584
Book Description Caxton Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1840675306 Excellent with no marks or DJ splits. (oversize). Bookseller Inventory # SKU1006664
Book Description Caxton Editions, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Pristine, unmarked. Foldout HMS Queen Mary plans in rear pocket. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 006518
Book Description Caxton Editions 2004-01, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1840675306. Bookseller Inventory # 691623