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US Cruisers 1883-1904 - The Birth of the Steel Navy

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Type: Softcover

Product Line: New Vanguard - Ships - Modern Navy - United States

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Product Info

Title
US Cruisers 1883-1904 - The Birth of the Steel Navy
Publisher
Category
Author
Lawrence Burr
Publish Year
2008
Pages
48
Dimensions
8x10x.25"
NKG Part #
2147398369
MFG. Part #
OSPNVG143
Type
Softcover
Series
NVG143

Description

By the end of the Civil War the US Navy was the most advanced in the world, but in subsequent years America's naval might dwindled. However, in the 1880s a 'New Navy' was born and at the forefront of its fleet were the mighty cruisers. Naval historian Lawrence Burr details how these cruisers allowed America to rebuild their navy, exploring the design and development of these ships. Placing these advances in context, through vivid accounts of how US cruisers performed in the Spanish-American War of 1898, notably at Manila Bay and Santiago, he investigates the emergence of the US Navy as a major power. Illustrated with early photographs and full-color artwork, this is a concise history of the birth and development of a modern navy that was the precursor to the development of modern steel fleets around the world.

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