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US Cruisers 1883-1904: The Birth of the Steel Navy [NOOK Book]

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By the end of the Civil War the US Navy was the most advanced in the world, but in subsequent years America's naval might dwindled. However, in the 1880s a 'New Navy' was born and at the forefront of its fleet were the mighty cruisers. Naval historian Lawrence Burr details how these cruisers allowed America to rebuild their navy, exploring the design and development of these ships. Placing these advances in context, through vivid accounts of how US cruisers performed in the Spanish-American War of 1898, notably ...
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US Cruisers 1883-1904: The Birth of the Steel Navy

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Overview

By the end of the Civil War the US Navy was the most advanced in the world, but in subsequent years America's naval might dwindled. However, in the 1880s a 'New Navy' was born and at the forefront of its fleet were the mighty cruisers. Naval historian Lawrence Burr details how these cruisers allowed America to rebuild their navy, exploring the design and development of these ships. Placing these advances in context, through vivid accounts of how US cruisers performed in the Spanish-American War of 1898, notably at Manila Bay and Santiago, he investigates the emergence of the US Navy as a major power. Illustrated with early photographs and full-colour artwork, this is a concise history of the birth and development of a modern navy that was the precursor to the development of modern steel fleets around the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780962702
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Series: New Vanguard , #143
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 500,450
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Burr initiated and co-produced the Channel 4/Discovery Channel documentary Jutland-Clash of the Dreadnoughts, based around extensive diving on the battlecruiser wrecks of the Battle of Jutland. Lawrence has written a number of naval books for Osprey, and lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, USA.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
A Naval Renaissance     4
Design and Construction     8
The Ships     11
Ships authorized in 1883
Ships authorized in 1885
Ships authorized in 1886
Ships authorized in 1887
Ships authorized in 1888
Ships authorized from 1890 to 1891
Ships authorized in 1892
Ships authorized from 1893 to 1898
Ships authorized in 1899
Ships authorized in 1900
Ships authorized from 1902 to 1904
Cruisers in Action     25
The Spanish-American War, 1898
The battle of Manila Bay
The battle of Santiago
Naval diplomacy
Pointing the Guns     36
The men behind the guns
USS Olympia     37
Conclusion     43
Select Bibliography     44
Appendix     46
Index     48
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    US Cruisers gave me everything I needed. Tables of all the ship's specs, tactical use, military highlights, origins and influences, and seamless writing. Osprey books are the perfect gift for any buff. I purchased this book in particular to aid background research into an alternate history/Steampunk idea I entertain.

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