British Warships of the Second World War

Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans
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Binding:Hardback
Published:March 15, 2017
By John Roberts (Author)

This volume reproduces a representative selection of official plans depicting the main types of warship with which the Royal Navy fought World War II.
This volume reproduces a representative selection of official plans depicting the main types of warship with which the Royal Navy fought World War II. Carefully chosen from the incomparable collection at the National Maritime Museum, these range from battleships and fleet aircraft carriers, through cruisers, destroyers and submarines, to examples of the vast array of specialist vessels built during the war.

Concentrating on “as-fitted” drawings which show the warships as they first entered service, this collection offers an unprecedented wealth of details of some of the Royal Navy’s most famous ships. It also documents how their appearance changed over time. Printed in full color to highlight the modifications, alterations and additions appear in different shades of ink and wash. With text and detailed individual captions by one of the leading experts in the field, this book provides an insight into the warship design process and explains for the benefit of ship modelers and technical historians which types of plan contain the most valuable information.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Ship Design & Reference
  • Hardback : 160 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (March 15, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1591145937
  • ISBN-13: 9781591145936
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 X 11.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 24.53 oz
Praise
  • ‘Naval Books of the Year’. “The text is a masterpiece of compression, communicating a large quantity of information in a minimum number of words. The extended captions for the plans are informative and equally well-written. Many of the plans themselves are works of art.... This is a wonderful book to look at, and the standard of the writing is exemplary; it is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in the conventions and execution of warship plans. —Warship

John Roberts spent more than twenty years in the Royal Navy, serving in a variety of ships, and later worked in the Defense Ministry for ten years.

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