Dreadnought: A History of the Modern Battleship
The battleship era began with the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 and ended when air power became the dominant force. Many battleships remain household names and the losses of the Hood, Bismarck, Yamato and Arizona still echo through the decades because of their fascinating stories.
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First Generation Dreadnought Controversy and Competition 19061912
The New Testament Ships
The Dreadnought at War 137
Dreadnought Survival and Renaissance
H Refits Rebuildsand Rearmament 179
The Second World War 223
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