British Battleships 1914-18 (1): The Early Dreadnoughts

British Battleships 1914-18 (1): The Early Dreadnoughts

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ISBN-13: 9781780961675
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/21/2013
Series: New Vanguard
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.63(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed andwidely published authorhas written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates, and Blackbeard: America's MostNotorious Pirate.A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now worksas a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. The author lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Design and Development 5

The Pre-Dreadnoughts

The Big Gun Battleship

Dreadnought

Rebuilding the Fleet

The Bellerophon Class

The St Vincent Class

Neptune

The Colossus Class

Agincourt

Specifications 25

Fighting Potential 29

Fire Control

The Main Battery

Protection

Wartime Modifications 38

Dreadnought

Bellerophon Class

St Vincent Class

Neptune

Colossus Class

Agincourt

Wartime Service 44

Dreadnought

Bellerophon Class

St Vincent Class

Neptune

Colossus Class

Agincourt

Bibliography 47

Index 48

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