The Unarmoured Branches of the British Navy of 1875 Introduction

By Adm G.A. Ballard, published August 1935

Abstract

Discusses in detail the transitional smaller and longer-range vessels of the Navy in service at this time, their advantages and drawbacks.    At this time the Navy was grappling with the shift from wood to iron and steel and the great advances going on in all aspects of steam propulsion and ship construction.   Such was the pace of advance that many vessels were obsolete even before their launch.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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