British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums

Volume II: Armored Ships 1860-1895, Monitors and Aviation Ships
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Binding:Hardback
Published:October 1, 2016
By Richard Perkins (Author), Andrew Choong (Introduction)
The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships ever undertaken. Because this unique, hand-drawn manuscript artifact is in the care of the National Maritime Museum, it has rarely been seen by anyone besides the museum’s curators, who use the albums on a daily basis and regard them as a precious resource.

This monumental work, in collaboration with the Museum, is a superbly produced multi-volume edition that captures all the qualities of the original. The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships ever undertaken. Because this unique, hand-drawn manuscript artifact is in the care of the National Maritime Museum, it has rarely been seen by anyone besides the museum’s curators, who use the albums on a daily basis and regard them as a precious resource.

This monumental work, in collaboration with the Museum, is a superbly produced multi-volume edition that captures all the qualities of the original. Every page is reproduced at full-size, making the extensive hand-written annotation readable, while the fine-line drawings retain all the colors that Perkins used to denote appearance differences and alterations.

Following the Museum’s binding arrangement, this second volume of the series covers armored ships from Warrior to the Royal Sovereigns (all later capital ships from the Majestic class onwards can be found in Volume I), as well as monitors, seaplane, and aircraft carriers.

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Product Details
  • Hardback : 224 pages
  • Illustrations: 700 color drawings
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 1, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1848323867
  • ISBN-13: 9781848323865
  • Product Dimensions: 9.69 X 14.76 in
  • Shipping Weight: 96.8 oz

RICHARD PERKINS originally produced what he called his “Historical Identification Book” to help identify and date photos in his immense collection, but its wider significance is highlighted in this edition by an introduction by ANDREW CHOONG, a curator at the National Maritime Museum for whom the albums are an indispensable reference.

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5.00 Stars
British warship recognition. Volume 2
Monday, August 22, 2016
By: Mark Fitch c.m.b.
This book has given me extreme pleasure. Inside is a rich collection of warship profiles, all presented as copied loose sheets from the original works, many of the images are colored, most times to aid in seeing changes made to the prototypes over time. Some are very old ships near the end of their careers, being used for many different roles than they were originally designed: target ships, bulk storage of coal, oil, or dry stores, others have whole few careers such as the battle ship conversions to aircraft experimentation vessels and ending with the foll blown aircraft carrier; Ark Royal. I am not sure if the binding of the pages were done in a new way or just one I have never seen before but most of the pages open completely, allowing almost one hundred percent of the printable sheets available, why is this method not used for books showing two page photographs, plans or diagrams? This book is one of many volumes including the complete set of notes and drawings. This book is highly recommended by myself as a "Must have" for anyone nautically minded. Happy reading folks, see ya at the scuttle butt..
 

 
 

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