US Cruisers 1883-1904

US Cruisers 1883-1904

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by Lawrence Burr, Ian Palmer
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780962702
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
New Vanguard , #143
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
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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US Cruisers 1883-1908 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
patron_vectras More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago