The First Destroyers

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Naval Institute Press, 1996 - History - 128 pages
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A brilliant collection of data on the early development of the British torpedo boat destroyers up to the River class of 1900, the German response, and the developments in the United States.
  

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One of the best books read to date on the turtleback destroyers of the Royal Navy. The book from the preview is excellently written and extremely factual.
This book is a must have for anyone
writing on the early British destroyers as it will fill in the gapps in period references.
Robert
 

Contents

Introduction
6
Development
13
Builders
40
TBDs in Service
95
Foreign Comparisons
118
Notes
125
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