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US Cruisers 1883-1908 free pdf At the end of the Civil War the US Navy was the most technologically advanced navy in the world, but after the war this spirit of innovation faded and America's naval might dwindled. However, in the 1880s a "New Navy" was born and at the forefront of its fleet were the mighty cruisers. Lawrence Burr details how it was these cruisers that allowed America to once again display its power on the world's oceans. Exploring how the birth of this "Steel Navy" required the development of new shipbuilding, motive power, ordnance, and armour-plate production capability, he details the design and development of these ships. Intricate colour artwork illuminates the technicalities of the design, especially their internal workings through a cutaway of the USS "Olympia," which has been restored and is now on public display. This title also places these technological advances in context, through vivid accounts of how US cruisers were fundamental to the Spanish-American War of 1898, destroying the Spanish fleet at the battles of Manila Bay and Santiago. It was their performance at these engagements that marked the emergence of the US Navy as a major naval power, and America as a world power.

About Lawrence Burr

Lawrence Burr has had a life long passion for naval history. He was recently the British specialist on a Channel 4 documentary on Jutland. He has also been part of a team who has conducted underwater explorations of the Battlecruiser wrecks. The author lives in Palm Harbor, FL.

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Author : Lawrence Burr
Publisher : Osprey Publishing
Data Published : 05 June 2008
ISBN : 1846032679
EAN : 9781846032677
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 48 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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