Book 269 in the Osprey New Vanguard series tackles the development of the steel-hull, steam powered warships of 1860-75.
Author: ANGUS KONSTAM
Reviewed by: Duncan Evans
Book 269 in the Osprey New Vanguard series tackles the development of the steel-hull, steam powered warships of 1860-75. There’s a brief element (it is only 16 years after all) on the history and development of the ironclad, the highlight of which is the annotated, cut-away diagram of the French vessel, the Gloire. Then we’re on to descriptions of the fleets of various nations, including Britain, with technical specifications for selected ones, before rounding off with a brief look at the only engagement ironclads were really involved in.
It’s a short, but interesting look at naval history.
• Osprey Publishing
• 48 pages • Softbac •.£11.99
As reviewed in The Armourer June 2019
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