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Author Ireland, Bernard, author.

Title World encyclopedia of destroyers and frigates : a fully illustrated history of naval vessels from the early torpedo boats of the 1890s through to the modern ships of the missile age / Bernard Ireland.

Publication Info. [London] : Lorenz Books, an imprint of Anness Publishing Ltd., [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    623.8254 IRE    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents The history of destroyers and frigates -- Directory of destroyers: up to 1918. United Kingdom -- Germany -- United States -- Italy -- France -- Japan -- Directory of destroyers: 1918 to date. United Kingdom -- United States -- Japan -- France -- Italy -- USSR -- Germany -- Netherlands -- Sweden -- Directory of frigates. United Kingdom -- France -- Japan -- United States -- Italy -- USSR/Russia -- Germany -- Netherlands -- Canada -- Australia/New Zealand.
Summary This comprehensive encyclopedia focuses exclusively on destroyers and frigates. The opening section both explains the rationale behind the technological development of destroyers and frigates and illustrates the varied manner of their use. Three major country-by-country sections then deal with, firstly, the destroyer in its formative years up until the end of World War I, and secondly, its classic phase and transformation into a specialist anti-aircraft escort. The third section covers the development of the frigate since its inception in 1940. Technical description is blended with informed comment on the performance and effectiveness of each of over 250 types and classes, making this an essential reference, and also an enjoyable read for anyone interested in naval history. The book examines destroyer and frigate evolution, including special topics such as the origins of the torpedo boat, frigates versus high-speed submarines, and frigates in the missile age. Specification boxes provide each vessel’s country of origin, the company that built the ship, construction and completion dates, displacement, dimensions, armament, machinery, power and performance. A collection of over 500 color and black-and-white photographs illustrating each type of warship, and there are fascinating quotes from military leaders, plus a glossary of key terms and abbreviations.
Subject Destroyers (Warships) -- History.
Frigates -- History.
Destroyers (Warships) -- Encyclopedias.
Frigates -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Added Title Destroyers and frigates
ISBN 9780754834588 (hardcover) $25.00
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