Before the Ironclad PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Before the Ironclad free pdf In the massive revolution that affected warship design between Waterloo and the Warrior, the Royal Navy was traditionally depicted as fiercely resisting every change until it was almost too late, but these old assumptions were first challenged in this authoritative history of the transition from sail to steam. Originally published in 1990, it began a process of revaluation which has produced a more positive assessment of the British contribution to the naval developments of the period. This classic work is here reprinted in an entirely new edition, with more extensive illustration. Beginning with the structural innovations of Robert Seppings, the book traces the gradual introduction of more scientific methods and the advent of steam and the paddle fighting ship, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the performance of the fleet in the war with Russia (1853-1856), and concludes with the design of the Warrior, the first iron-hulled, seagoing capital ship in the world. The author presents a picture of an organisation that was well aware of new technology, carefully evaluating its practical advantage, and occasionally (as with its enthusiastic espousal of iron hulls) moving too quickly for the good of the service. Written by an eminent naval architect, Before the Ironclad is both a balanced account of general developments, and an in-depth study of the ships themselves.

About D. K. Brown

D K BROWN had an eminent career as a warship designer with the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. His highly-praised warship design series also includes Warrior to Dreadnought, The Grand Fleet, Nelson to Vanguard and Rebuilding the Royal Navy. He died in 2008.

Details Book

Author : D. K. Brown
Publisher : Seaforth Publishing
Data Published : 30 August 2015
ISBN : 1848322585
EAN : 9781848322585
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Before the Ironclad



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Ship Resistance and Propulsion free pdfShip Resistance and Propulsion

    Ship Resistance and Propulsion provides a comprehensive approach to evaluating ship resistance and propulsion. Informed by applied research. including experimental and CFD techniques. this book provides guidance for the practical estimation of ship propulsive power for a range of ship types..


  • The Iron Fey Boxed Set  :  The Iron King/The Iron Daughter/The Iron Queen/T ... free pdfThe Iron Fey Boxed Set : The Iron King/The Iron Daughter/The Iron Queen/T ...

    Available for the first time: the complete "New York Times" bestselling IRON FEY sagaTHE IRON KING. THE IRON QUEEN. THE IRON DAUGHTER and THE IRON KNIGHTin a single breathtaking boxed set. Order yours now and receive a stunning limited edition IRON FEY poster..


  • The Iron Fey Boxed Set  :  The Iron King/The Iron Daughter/The Iron Queen/T ... free pdfThe Iron Fey Boxed Set : The Iron King/The Iron Daughter/The Iron Queen/T ...

    Available for the first time: the complete "New York Times" bestselling IRON FEY sagaTHE IRON KING. THE IRON QUEEN. THE IRON DAUGHTER and THE IRON KNIGHTin a single breathtaking boxed set. Order yours now and receive a stunning limited edition IRON FEY poster..


  • The Iron Fey Boxed Set  :  The Iron King/The Iron Daughter/The Iron Queen/T ... free pdfThe Iron Fey Boxed Set : The Iron King/The Iron Daughter/The Iron Queen/T ...

    Available for the first time: the complete "New York Times" bestselling IRON FEY sagaTHE IRON KING. THE IRON QUEEN. THE IRON DAUGHTER and THE IRON KNIGHTin a single breathtaking boxed set. Order yours now and receive a stunning limited edition IRON FEY poster..


  • The Mariner's Compass in an Iron Ship free pdfThe Mariner's Compass in an Iron Ship

    Excerpt from The Mariner's Compass in an Iron Ship: How to Keep It Efficient. and Use It Intelligently. With Some Remarks on Electric Installation in Its Relation to the Compass This little work has been undertaken at the suggestion of some of my brother officers now engaged in navigating her Majesty's ships..


  • Before the Ironclad free pdfBefore the Ironclad

    Download Book For Free Online. In the massive revolution that affected warship design between Waterloo and the Warrior, the Royal Navy was traditionally depicted as fiercely resisting every change unt