River Gunboats

An Illustrated Encyclopedia
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Published:October 15, 2018
By Roger Branfill-Cook (Author)
The first recorded engagement by a steam-powered warship took place on a river, when in 1824 the Honorable East India Company's gunboat Diana went into action on the Irrawaddy in Burma. In the 150 years that followed, river gunboats played a significant part in over forty campaigns and individual actions.
This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia describes vessels of every nation designed as river gunboats, plus those converted river steamers which took part in combat. Their story is brought up-to-date with data on current riverine combat vessels in service today.
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Product Details
  • Subject: Ship Design & Reference
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 15, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 1591146148
  • ISBN-13: 9781591146148
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 X 11.3 in
  • Shipping Weight: 65.12 oz
  • “This is a book that would grace both the coffee table and the reference shelf…. Recommended.” —Thomo's Hole

Roger Branfill-Cook is a qualified battlefield guide, a professional translator of books from French to English, and a writer on military subjects. His most recent book was Torpedo: The Complete History of the World's Most Revolutionary Naval Weapon.

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