Book Review-‘The World of the Battleship: The lives and careers of twenty-one capital ships from the world’s navies, 1880–1990’ by B. Taylor

By Harold N. Boyer, published October 2020


Bruce Taylor, freelance translator and author, has compiled histories of 21 battleships from the advent of steel navies in the 1880s to the last use of the American Iowa-class battleships in 1992. His goal is to provide ‘in-depth coverage of a representative vessel from each navy which had a battleship in active commission between 1882 and 1992’. Twenty-three contributors wrote the 21 chapters in this book. The chapters are arranged chronologically by launch date…

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Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Navies

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