- ISBN/SKU: 9781848320857
- Binding: Hardcover (USAC)
- Era: WWI
- Number of Pages: 208
- Subject: History
- Date Available: October 2010
In this book, the sequel to the highly acclaimed Warrior to Dreadnought, renowned warship author D. K. Brown brings his knowledge and experience as a warship designer to the story of the Royal Navy's development of World War I warships and the influence of that conflict on future warship design. The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered in one of the most rapid periods of warship development in history, and only ten years after this all-big-gun, turbine-powered battleship was completed, two entire fleets of Dreadnoughts would meet at Jutland and put the work of the prewar designers to the ultimate test.
D.K. Brown was a distinguished naval architect who retired in 1988 as Deputy Chief Architect of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. He published widely on the subject of warship design and built a reputation as a clear and brilliant commentator on the development of the ships of the Royal Navy. He died in 2008.
Praise for The Grand Fleet
“This book is indispensable for any naval historian of the period. The naval historian, through careful reading of what is often complex engineering (although the author does well in placing the subject within the range of a layman’s ability) can gain much from this book.”
— International Journal of Maritime History, December 2011