British Light Cruisers 1939-45

British Light Cruisers 1939-45

by Angus Konstam, Paul Wright

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ISBN-13: 9781782003076
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/20/2012
Series: New Vanguard , #194
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,228,179
File size: 17 MB
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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 and widely published author has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates, and Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious 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 works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 100 history books, 60 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed author has written widely on naval history, from Sovereigns of the Seas and Piracy: The Complete History to his most recent bestseller, Jutland 1916: Twelve Hours to Win the War. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator in both the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for most of his career, specializing in steel and steam warships from the late 19th century to the present day. Paul's art has illustrated the works of Patrick O'Brian, Dudley Pope and C.S. Forester amongst others, and hangs in many corporate and private collections all over the world. A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Paul lives and works in Surrey.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Design and Development 5

The World War I Cruisers

The London Naval Treaty

Leander Class

Arethusa Class

Southampton Class

Edinburgh Class

Dido Class

Bellona Class

Fiji Class

Swiftsure Class

Operation 34

Weaponry

Sensors and Fire Control

Specifications 41

Caledon Class

Ceres and Carlisle Classes

D Class

E Class

Leander Class

Arethusa Class

Southampton Class

Edinburgh Class

Dido Class

Fiji Class

Bellona Class

Swiftsure Class

Further Reading 47

Index 48

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