Nelson to Vanguard: Warship Design and Development, 1923-1945 by D. K. Brown soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Chatham Publishing, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Jacket illustration: Details from a painting of HMS Howe by Frank Henry Mason. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Tables;
From the cover: In the final volume in his bestselling series on British warship development, David K. Brown brings the knowledge and experience of a long career as a Naval Constructor to an account of the Royal Navys response to the restrictions placed on it by the Washington Naval Treaties in the inter-war years, and the construction of the fleet with which the Navy fought the Second World War. He focuses on the principal pre-war developments such as the first purpose-built aircraft carriers and the growing perception of the threat of air attack to warships. All the wartime construction programmes are covered, such as the massive expansion in escort ships to counter the U-boat menace, and the development of the amphibious warfare fleet for the D-Day landings in 1944. Full analysis is also provided of the experience of wartime damage, as well as the once top secret pre- and post-war damage trials.
Illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs, this book is required reading for all naval historians and enthusiasts.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¾” x 9¾”.