Black Night Off Finisterre The Tragic Tale of an Early British Ironclad

By: Hawkey, Arthur

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of one tiny edge nick to the top spine end. "An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century. The ironclad was developed as a result of the vulnerability of wooden warships to explosive or incendiary shells. The first ironclad battleship, Gloire, was launched by the French Navy in November 1859. The British Admiralty had been considering armored warships since 1856 and prepared a draft design for an armored corvette in 1857; in early 1859 the Royal Navy started building two iron-hulled armored frigates, and by 1861 had made the decision to move to an all-armored battle fleet. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Black Night Off Finisterre The Tragic Tale of an Early British Ironclad

Author Name: Hawkey, Arthur

Categories: Ships & Sailing,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A40107

Keywords: Ships & Sailing Arthur Hawkey Ironclads British Naval History Ships & Sailing,