Bomb Vessel: Shore Bombardment Ships of the Age of Sail

Bomb Vessel: Shore Bombardment Ships of the Age of Sail

by Chris Ware
     
 
One of the first specialist warships, the bomb vessel was a floating siege engine carrying huge shell-firing mortars for the purpose of bombarding stationary targets, such as towns, fortifications, or harbor installations. This book is the first to deal comprehensively with the ships, their weapons, and their strategic importance.

Overview

One of the first specialist warships, the bomb vessel was a floating siege engine carrying huge shell-firing mortars for the purpose of bombarding stationary targets, such as towns, fortifications, or harbor installations. This book is the first to deal comprehensively with the ships, their weapons, and their strategic importance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557500717
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Conway's Ship Type Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.62(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.61(d)

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