Naval Warfare, 1815-1914

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Psychology Press, 2001 - History - 263 pages
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This book looks at the transition of wooden sailing fleets to the modern steel navy. It details the technological breakthroughs that brought about this change - steampower, armour, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at their affect on naval strategy and tactics.
Part of the ever-growing and prestigious Warfare and History series, this book is a must for enthusiasts of military history.
  

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Contents

The twilight of sail 181530
5
1 Fultons Demologos 1813 preliminary design
19
Continuity and change 183050
27
1 HMS Thunderer left and Austrian frigate Guerriera center
34
The 1850s
55
1 HMS Agamemnon in the bombardment of Sevastopol
60
The ironclad revolution
73
1 HMS Warrior laid down May 1859 completed October
75
1 HMS Amethyst left background and HMS Shah engage
116
TheJeuneEcole
139
1 Protected cruiser HMS Blake laid down July 1888
144
The rebirth of the battleship
160
i USS Maine entering Havana harbor 25 January 1898
174
The dreadnought and the origins of the First World War
197
1 HMS Dreadnought laid down October 1905 completed
200
Reflections on deterrence
225

3 HMS Captain laid down January 1867 completed January
86
4 Austrian screw ship of the line Kaiser the day after engaging
95
The 1870s
108

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About the author (2001)

Lawrence Sondhaus is Professor of History at the University of Indianapolis, where he is Director of the Institute for the Study of War and Diplomacy. His previous publications include Naval Warfare, 1815 1914 (2001), Strategic Culture and Ways of War (2006) and World War One: The Global Revolution (2011).

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