Directory of the World’s Capital Ships

This book provides much fascinating information on the principal surface warships since the middle of the 19th century and in doing so charts a most exciting period in naval history. Nearly 500 classes are covered – over 1,000 vessels from 20 countries. Each class and individual ship has an entry and over 600 photographs complement the text. This is a massive work of scholarship which will provide a fascinating reference for all those interested in naval history. The basic details of information about each ship and class are given as well as individual historical data for each ship, including even the derivation of its name. In order to include as many principal naval vessels as possible, the author enlarges the definition of capital ship beyond battleships to include aircraft carriers, monitors and armored cruisers.

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  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Pages: 496

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Capital Ships - Naval War College Review 1
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