V & W Destroyers

A Developmental History

  • Subject: Spring 2020 Catalog
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  • Published:
    June 1, 2020
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  • Product Dimensions:
    9.5 × 9.75 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    24 oz
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The revolutionary battleship Dreadnought of 1906 brought together in one package the

new technology of oil fired boilers and steam turbines, and all-big-gun armament; in doing

so she rendered all other capital ships then afloat completely obsolete. Ten years later the

V&W Class did to destroyers what the dreadnoughts had done to battleships: they set a

completely new and higher standard of technology and were a cut above anything that had

come before.


They were, however, less revolutionary than evolutionary and in this new book John

Henshaw takes the reader through all the developmental stages with a detailed history of

the step-by-step lessons that were learned, not all of which were fortuitous. The narrative is superbly illustrated with forty-five detailed profile and deck plans.

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