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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603–1714 - Design Construction Careers and Fates - cover

British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603–1714 - Design Construction Careers and Fates

Rif Winfield

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

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The 1st volume in this comprehensive reference series details the design and employment of British warships in the 17th and early 18th centuries.      During the seventeenth century, Britain transformed from a minor state into a global economic power with the largest navy in the world. The character of this navy was forged by a bloody civil war, three fiercely disputed conflicts with the Dutch, and the first of many wars with the French. In the process, British naval ships evolved from the galleons that had defeated the Spanish Armada to prestige vessels like HMS Sovereign of the Seas, and the lightly built frigates of the Commonwealth era.   This detailed and authoritative reference volume outlines the history of every ship built, purchased or captured that saw naval service during this era. Like its companion volumes, the book is organized by Rate, classification and class. The technical and building data of each ship is followed by a concise summary of its career. With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era.
Available since: 03/10/2010.
Print length: 384 pages.

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