THE OLD STEAM NAVY: VOLUME ONE: FRIGATES, SLOOPS, AND GUNBOATS, 1815-1885. Donald L. Canney.

THE OLD STEAM NAVY: VOLUME ONE: FRIGATES, SLOOPS, AND GUNBOATS, 1815-1885

Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1990. Hardcover. 204 pp; a full account of the era that saw the introduction of steam power, the first iron warships, the invention of the shell gun, and the first armored vessels; an infomative and highly readable description of the political and bureaucratic context of naval steamship construction and operations and an examinatio0n of the influences of the Mexican War and the Civil War on warship development; with over 100 detailed drawings and b & w photos; detailed appendices give construction and fate of vessels, dimensions, horsepower, and armament of vessels; glossary and full index. As New / fine. Item #71586
ISBN: 0870210041

Price: $97.97

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