British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919 by David J. Hepper soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Chatham Publishing, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: This new work contains a chronological listing of all British naval vessels lost through accident or enemy action from 1860 to the end of the First World War. It is based entirely on original primary research and is the sequel to the authors highly-acclaimed British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail which is now the standard reference on the subject.
All losses, down to the smallest vessels, are included, whether caused by accident, stress of weather or enemy action, and full details of the circumstances are given, based on courts of enquiry, senior officers reports and other primary source material.
Many incidents in this volume have never previously been studied in depth, particularly scores of sinkings during the First World War, so the book represents a real and original contribution to the subject. Furthermore, the work is substantially more than a bare recitation of facts; the highly readable entries contain a mass of fascinating and little-known details.
Organised chronologically, there are also full indexes by ship name, ship type and commanding officer to facilitate cross-referencing and research. In short, this is an essential reference book for anyone with an interest in the naval history of the period.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [VIII] 168 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.