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Battleships and Carriers: Mini Encyclopedia

Steve Crawford

Expert Guide: Battleships and Carriers features 300 of the most significant capital ships to have sailed the seas since the age of sail. These include such famous battleships as Henri Grâce à Dieu in the 16th century, ironclads such as... Read moreRead less

Expert Guide: Battleships and Carriers features 300 of the most significant capital ships to have sailed the seas since the age of sail. These include such famous battleships as Henri Grâce à Dieu in the 16th century, ironclads such as Indianola, Admiral Graf Spee, Bismarck, Iowa, Yamato and Dreadnought. The book also includes the greatest aircraft carriers that served during World War I, such as HMS Furious, and World War II, such as USS Independence.

Each of the 300 vessels featured is illustrated with the aid of a superb side-view artwork. This is accompanied by a brief account of its development and service history, as well as a detailed specifications table giving displacement, dimensions, performance, date of launch and armament.

Presented in a handy, pocket-book size, arranged alphabetically and with 300 colour illustrations, Battleships and Carriers is an authoritative and accessible reference work, which will appeal to anyone with an interest in military technology and naval history.

Format: 163 x 123mm
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: 300 colour artworks

Steve Crawford

Steve Crawford has a postgraduate degree in military history from the University of York. A former employee of the British intelligence services, he has worked on numerous foreign assignments. He is author of The SAS Encyclopedia, The SAS at Close Quarters, SAS Gulf Warriors: The Truth Behind Bravo Two Zero, and Deadly Fighting Skills of the World.

This title currently has no Amber trade edition.

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