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British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After
     

British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After

by Norman Friedman
 

With the world's largest merchant fleet and extensive overseas territories during most of the twentieth century, the Royal Navy depended on the cruiser to defend Britain's trade routes and police the empire. In this handsomely illustrated book, the noted ship historian Norman Friedman provides insights into the cruiser's development and Britain's efforts to come to

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With the world's largest merchant fleet and extensive overseas territories during most of the twentieth century, the Royal Navy depended on the cruiser to defend Britain's trade routes and police the empire. In this handsomely illustrated book, the noted ship historian Norman Friedman provides insights into the cruiser's development and Britain's efforts to come to terms with the competing demands of quality and quantity. The first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of the policy background, it presents an entirely original picture of cruiser development.

The book's final chapters cover post-war modernizations, plans for missile-armed ships, and the process that turned the through-deck cruiser into the Invincible-class light carrier. With detailed appendixes of ship data and extensive photos and ship plans by A.D. Baker III, Alan Raven, Paul Webb, and John Dominy, the work matches the high standards set by Friedman's book on British destroyers.

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“An essential work for anyone interested in the Royal Navy and modern naval operations.” — The NYMAS Review

“…We enthusiastically recommend British Cruisers for those who are interested in the history of the British, Australian or New Zealand navies, and technology buffs interested in the history of radar, communications, and electronics in naval weapons systems.” — <>iThe Northern Mariner

“…An extraordinarily detailed account of the development of Royal Navy cruisers…This is a towering work, and one which any reader with even a passing interest in British cruiser development will want to own.” — Warship 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591140788
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
746,377
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author


Norman Friedman is a prominent naval analyst and the author of more than thirty books covering a range of naval subjects, from warship histories to contemporary defense issues. He is a longtime columnist for Proceedings magazine and lives in New York City.

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