Battleships of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia

Front Cover
Naval Institute Press, 1998 - History - 320 pages
2 Reviews
"This encyclopedia is devoted to the battleships - some one hundred in number - serving or under construction during World War Two. The design and construction of each class of battleship is followed by the service histories of each ship, together with detailed data lists including construction, dimensions, armament, speed, armour and complement. For each class there is a general arrangement plan and elevation, and more than 200 photographs accompany the text and data."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

this book is pretty much what one wants when buying handbooks of warships of WWII or earlier. There are a good number of photographs and plenty of deck plans. It is well written for the genre and I'd like to have one for my home. Anything by the author is worth the investment. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - SunilAstrakhan - LibraryThing

This book offers a great introductory reference on the battleships in service during WWII. The figures stated for each class are almost always accurate, photos are included, and line drawings too ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (1998)

Whitley is a well-known British naval historian.

Bibliographic information