- ISBN/SKU: 978-1-59114-068-9
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: Victorian Era
- Number of Pages: 400
- Subject: British Cruisers
- Date Available: October 2012
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Gradually evolving from sailing frigates, the first modern cruiser is not easy to define, but this book starts with the earliest steam paddle warships, covers the evolution of screw-driven frigates, corvettes and sloops, and then the succeeding iron, composite and steel-hulled classes down to the last armoured cruisers.
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. His previous book on the subject was British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After.