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The first destroyers

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The Torpedo Boat Destroyers (TBDs) of the 1890s--the first destroyers--were among the most glamorous naval vessels ever built.

With their remarkable speed, their connotations of David and Gliath, and their initial deployment against the Royal Navy's traditional enemy, the French, they caught the public imagination, while the command of one was coveted by all young naval officers. Drawing on Admiralty documents and plans, the author has compiled a brilliant collection of data on the early development of these vessels up to the River class of 1900. He also looks at the German response and the development in the US, particularly the Bainbridge class with its distinct raised forecastle.

With its superb plans and drawings and entirely original research, this book is an essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiast and modelmakers with an interest in the development of one of the twentieth century's most exciting warships.

Book is in very good condition.

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Author(s):
David Lyon
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
184560010X
ISBN-13:
9781845600105
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Mercury
Title:
The First Destroyers

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The Torpedo Boat Destroyers (TBDs) of the 1890s--the first destroyers--were among the most glamorous naval vessels ever built.

With their remarkable speed, their connotations of David and Gliath, and their initial deployment against the Royal Navy's traditional enemy, the French, they caught the public imagination, while the command of one was coveted by all young naval officers. Drawing on Admiralty documents and plans, the author has compiled a brilliant collection of data on the early development of these vessels up to the River class of 1900. He also looks at the German response and the development in the US, particularly the Bainbridge class with its distinct raised forecastle.

With its superb plans and drawings and entirely original research, this book is an essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiast and modelmakers with an interest in the development of one of the twentieth century's most exciting warships.

Book is in very good condition.

Author(s):
David Lyon
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
184560010X
ISBN-13:
9781845600105
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Mercury
Title:
The First Destroyers

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